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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

Editing Continues…

Edits on Choices continue to crawl along.  Hopefully the pace will pick up later this week.  *fingers crossed*

I’ve been fighting a head cold for about a week now.  Doesn’t help when I work late on the weekends and can’t get to bed early, but a well, such is life.  Thank heavens for Young Living Essential Oils.  Without their peppermint oil to relieve my sinuses I think I just might have died. 😛

Only three weeks and four days until I leave for Kansas!  (I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!!!)  I’m beginning to think I’m not going to finish the eleven chapters I have left in Choices, especially if it keep growing on me.  There were only sixteen chapters, now there are eighteen, and at this current rate I wouldn’t be surprised if I have twenty chapters by the end.  But then, it’s growing for a good reason, it needed to.  Kate and Terren’s relationship has been reigned in and made to progress at a more realistic pace, so naturally the book had to grow with it.

Here’s hoping this draft will be done by fall and work on Chances can be moved to my top priorities list. 🙂

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  1. I hope you feel better! Also, I want to say that the cover of Scribblings really caught my attention – beautiful! =D

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  2. Editing is actually my favorite part of the writing process. So much easier to work with something that’s already on the page than to create something from nothing! Hoping you meet your deadlines and have a great time in KS. 🙂

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    • I’m beginning to really like (and appropriate) editing. It is much easier to work with something I’ve already written then create from scratch, (but then there are times when I really enjoy creating something from nothing 🙂 ).
      Thank you!

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  3. godsgirl95

     /  May 25, 2012

    You will send me this next draft when it is done, won’t you? Please? PLEASE!!!!!! I’m begging you on my knees, Laura, on my knees! (A little Dickens talk can’t hurt, right? XD)

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