Monday, March 11, 2019

PUBLISHED ON HAVOK A SECOND TIME // also, sorry for the hiatus!


Ugh, Monday. Maybe we've put a darker coat on this dreaded day of the week than it deserves. But, although I don't totally understand why everyone hates it so much, I understand it enough. It's often annoying to leave a nice, relaxing weekend behind to return to the regular routine of work or school.

Some of us *cough* happen to be on spring break right now, so if that includes you, the usually infamous start of the week probably doesn't look too shabby. As for me, I happen to have another reason to be happy about Monday:

I've been published on Havok a second time!

I'll be brief: If any of you have ever liked the sound of my WIP Dusted Red, then you might not want to miss this one. Because Havok's featured story today happens to be a backstory (the events of the story happen waaaay before the events of my novel) featuring two characters from my beloved novel-in-progress. :D

I couldn't be more excited that two of my novel characters get to debut in the publishing world. It's much earlier than I was expecting. <333

If you're interested in reading Every Drop of Soul, simply hop on over to Havok's website before midnight strikes - it's only free for today, March 11! ^_^

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Now, onto my most sincere and deepest apologies for the fact that I went on hiatus without announcing it. I didn't even know it was happening until it happened, though, so it's not like I planned it. You see, the end of February and beginning of March were CRAZY - not in a bad way - and blogging ended up falling to the wayside. Life slapped it out of my grasp, lol.

I'm not surprised, though, and I'm actually okay with letting blogging slide sometimes. I love it, don't get me wrong, but I have greater priorities.

Soooo, I've been thinking I should tone down on how much blogging I push myself to do every month. One post a week is turning out to be a lot, so I've decided to knock it down to two posts a month. Which basically cuts my monthly content in half, but... I can already tell it's for the best. :)))

I feel that this way, I'll be able to enjoy blogging to the fullest. A lot of the pressure will be gone, I'll be able to take more time editing and rewriting, and overall it'll be a win-win for everyone! Quality over quantity, my friends. And I know modifying my schedule in this way slaughters some of the consistency that helps build and maintain views, but I'll be frank with you - I don't care. It brings me such joy to see my following grow (I silently squeal over EVERY new follower!), but I'd rather keep blogging fun and not have a lot of views than build a big following and make blogging stressful.

Anyway, that's all I wanted to say today. I'm not sure exactly when, but you can expect another post from me soon!

Thank you so much for reading my smol words. It means so, so much to me. <3

The Lord's Truly,

30 comments:

  1. *gasp* I MUST READ DUSTED RED BECAUSE THAT EXCERPT . . . I AM DEAD. *fangirls*

    And I totally get it! You do what you’ve gotta do. I’m just glad that you’re still staying in the blogosphere!

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    1. I'm so excited you enjoyed, Nicole! It's not an excerpt bc it's a backstory to my novel (just to clarify), but EEEP, I hope you can read Dusted Red eventually!!!

      Thanks for the support! <3 Leaving the blogosphere is definitely not something I want to do. It's too much fun! :D

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  2. AGH I LOVE THIS!!!!!! Congrats on getting in there again :D

    Also, do what you gotta do, girly. We'll still be here. (But ahh, I have missed your posts dearly!)

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    1. YAY!!! Thanks, Faith, I'm excited!!

      Thanks for understanding. :)) And awww, that means a lot! I've missed writing them. <3

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  3. MEEEEEP - I just read the except and it's soooooo beee-yooooouuu-teeee-full! You captured Peter and Tiger so wonderfully and realistically :)

    Don't worry, like Faith said, we'll be here :)

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    1. ACK, SO HAPPY YOU ENJOYED IT!!! I'm smiling so big! (Also, it's a little backstory for my novel, not an excerpt - just to clarify! :D)

      Thank you so much, Catherine! *hugs*

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    2. *hugs back* I would be very disappointed if you didn't include that as a flashback though, just saying *grins*

      By the way, if you're looking for a cabin for Camp this year, Jane has opened up the Fellowship again if you would be so interested.

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  4. That was beautiful. <3 Now if I could find time to get back to critiquing I can spend more time with these awesome characters!

    And that’s pretty much how I feel about blogging. Priorities, life, all those things come first. I’m amusing for twice a month as well. It keeps things exciting for me. :)

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    1. I'm so excited you liked it!! <3 Hehe, hope you can find time! No pressure, though. ;D

      *nods* It's definitely hard when life is so busy. Bumping it down to less frequent posting really helps prevent burnout and stress! And yesssss, you're the definition of amusing. I ADORE your posts!

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    2. Well, hilariously, that was a typo and I meant to say ‘aiming for two posts a month’ 😂

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    3. Oh my gosh. And I didn't even think it was weird for you to say that. I'm equal parts laughing and feeling embarrassed rn. 😂

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    4. I was half embarrassed for myself. Autocorrect hates me. 😂

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  5. SO EXCITING!! I loved your piece!!!

    Now onward to some epic posts! No worries about schedule, darling...

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    1. I'M SO EXCITED. Thank you so much, Julian!!

      *salutes* Will do! :))

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  6. Congrats! It was so good. Love the glimpse we got of that world.

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    1. Thanks so much!! I'm soooo glad you enjoyed it. I love that I got to share a taste. <3

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  7. That was so good!! So descriptive and amazing!! Loved it. I've got to read Dusted Red now.

    And do what you've got to do, girl! We'll be here!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked, Sarah!! And hehe, I hope you get to read it sometime. :D :D

      Thanks! That means SO much to me!

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  8. *shrieks* Lila!!!! It is so good!!!!!!

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    1. *shrieks with you* I'm so excited you liked it!!!

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  9. Eeks congratulations!! I'm off to read Every Drop of Soul right now. :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathryn! I hope you enjoyed it! :D

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  10. That story was lovely! Oh, and by the way .... don't stress the blogging. We'll love what you post, but you matter more. And I totally squeal every time I get a new follower. Super exciting stuff right there ;)

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Keturah!

      Okay, I'll try not to. ^_^ Thank you for being here; it means a lot! And yessss, getting new followers is AMAZING. <333

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  11. Congratulations, Lila!! I got to read it this time and it was AMAZING! I didn’t pick up on it being a Peter Pan retelling until the end tho, lol. 😂 You did a great job on all the description. I could picture everything perfectly. :D

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    1. Thanks, Nicole!! YAY, I'm so happy you got to read it. :D And actually, I was aiming for as many people as possible not picking up on the retelling aspect until the end - that possibility is what got it picked for the mystery genre, I'm pretty sure! :))

      Agh, you've made my day! I'm soooo happy you enjoyed it. :D

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  12. I meant to comment sooner, but that story was so good!!!!!! <33

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  13. Oh my goodness, congratulations!!! That's so amazing! *squeals and dances with you*

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