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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
    God bless!

  • “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.”
    ~Isaiah 30:8.

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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed."
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
    ~Flannery O'Connor

    You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
    ~Arthur Polotnik

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
    ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "There are forms of insanity that condemn people to hear voices against their will, but as writers we invite ourselves to hear voices without relinquishing our hold on reality or our right to control."
    ~Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

    Christians have sometimes been suspicious of stories, because they really can influence you. If you read the Twilight novels once a month for a year, I think you'd be a different human afterward—and not a sparkly one.
    ~Nate Wilson

Again the Gears Begin to Turn…

Just wanted to let you all know how things were going!

So, for a while my brain refused to get back into gear with Heart of Hope edits.  It was frustrating, and I chased after that much needed inspiration with a very large club until I finally managed to catch up with it and beat it into submission.  Now, once again the gears of creativity are turning and the little pieces of Heart of Hope that I never quite had figured out are now beginning to fall into their respective places.  It’s so exciting to see the story being refined, all the dross is melting away and something beautiful is ever so slowly beginning to show through.

I am so very excited to see what it looks like in the end. 🙂

Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas!

God bless!

~Laura

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  1. I’ve been chasing after FoL for two years and it’s STILL not cooperating. *harumphs*

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    • storygirl308

       /  December 29, 2011

      Frustrating…have you figured out what pieces are not cooperating?

      I hope it starts cooperating for you soon!

      P.S. You know you can always e-mail me if you need some extra help. 🙂

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      • Nope, not exactly. I know what I need to fix it, but always have trouble when I try to fix it. Usually I mess up Marian’s voice. -.-

      • storygirl308

         /  December 30, 2011

        I know the feeling. I kept doing things that were out of character for Avalyn.

  2. This was an excellent post.

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  3. Pippin

     /  December 29, 2011

    Yay, I’m so happy for you, SG! I understand this a bit as I plow through OoD. I had one of those moments of “dross melting away” today in my toils. It’s a wonderful thing. 🙂
    May God bless your editing endeavors!

    Pip

    Reply
    • storygirl308

       /  December 30, 2011

      Thank you Pip!

      It is. 🙂 It’s so totally cool to finally see it improving.

      Good luck with OoD!

      Reply
  4. I can relate. *facepalm* Poor Andor 😦 Do you still have that club?

    *huggles* Love you, SG!!
    ~GG

    Reply
    • storygirl308

       /  December 30, 2011

      I do still have it. Maybe I should do an editing post to pass it on. 🙂

      Reply

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