My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2018

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2018

(This summer, while there have been a few road trips for our family, I also took a virtual trip down memory lane back to when my writing adventure began. Today’s post takes us all the way back to the start of this year. 2018.) This year has been a time of transition and changes but also a year of settling into my new role as a full-time author who is living her dream. That’s right.

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2017

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2017

(This summer, while there have been a few road trips for our family, I also took a virtual trip down memory lane back to when my writing adventure began. Today’s flashback takes us to last year, 2017.) A funny thing happened on my way to being a multi-published hybrid author with two successful fiction launches behind me. When other authors in my local writers’ group had questions about marketing or websites or social media channels,

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2016

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2016

(This summer, while there have been a few road trips for our family, I also took a virtual trip down memory lane back to when my writing adventure began. Today’s post takes us a small hop back to 2016.) If 2014 was all about writing and revising new stories on my quest for a publishing contract and 2015 was devoted to the production and marketing aspects of a book launch, 2016 was all about finding

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2015

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2015

(This summer, while there have been a few road trips for our family, I also took a virtual trip down memory lane back to when my writing adventure began. Today’s flashback takes us to 2015.) After the lavish blessings and huge green light on my writing in 2014, the year 2015 was devoted to turning that publishing dream and contract for Catch of a Lifetime into the reality of launching the finished product into the

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2014

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2014

(This summer, while there have been a few road trips for our family, I’m also taking a virtual trip down memory lane back to when my writing adventure began. Today’s flashback takes us to 2014.) The year 2014 was going to be my year. Depending on how things went, I was either going to go down in flames having done all I could to get my fiction published…or somehow God was going to give me

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2013

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2013

(This summer, while there have been a few road trips for our family, I’m also taking a virtual trip down memory lane back to when my writing adventure began. Today’s flashback takes us to 2013.) After the personal drought of 2012, I deliberately dug deep roots into my foundation of faith and started a new blog series called Creation Declares that took a deeper look at God’s fingerprints all around us. Then, following the plan,

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2012

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2012

(This summer, while there have been a few road trips for our family, I’m taking a virtual trip down memory lane back to when my writing adventure began. Today’s flashback takes us to 2012.) You know that saying about one step forward, two steps back? Well, 2012 was that sort of year for me. After publishing two short devotional collections gleaned from previous blog posts, I intentionally created a series of posts to last the

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2010 and 2011

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2010 and 2011

(This summer, while there have been a few road trips for our family, I’m taking a virtual trip down memory lane back to when my writing adventure began. Today’s flashback takes us to years 2010 and 2011.) After learning the hard way in 2009 that women’s fiction was a competitive (narrow) genre to try to break into as a debut author, I deliberately chose to expand my chances with a general fiction adoption-reunion story with

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2009

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2009

(This summer, while there have been a few road trips on our family’s horizon, I’m taking a virtual trip down memory lane back to when my writing adventure began. Today’s flashback takes us to 2009.) With a clear idea of where to take the novel I was working on, I started 2009 with a fresh focus. And thanks to my new membership in American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), I finally knew where to turn for

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2008

My Trip Down Memory Lane – 2008

(This summer, while there are a few road trips on our family’s horizon, I’m also taking a virtual trip down memory lane back to when my writing adventure began. Today’s flashback takes us to 2008.) After dreaming about writing fiction for years, in 2008 I finally started work on a full-length novel. Still feeling guilty about my disobedient attempt in early 2005, I took a different idea from my stack of dreamed scenes, sketched out