The Glorious Muddle
glimpses of grace in the messiness of life

October 23, 2020

Refreshing My Story

Photo from Pixabay

In anticipation of my new book coming out, I’ve been getting a facelift. No, not that kind of facelift, although I’m sure it might make me look the part of a YA author more than I do.

I needed to refresh my writerly image. It looked and felt old, dry, and tired. In desperate need of change. And so, little by little, I’ve been updating my brand. Giving myself a mini-website facelift. Not a complete overhaul, but just enough to refresh my story.

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October 9, 2020

What Inspired Me

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Writers are often asked what, or who, inspired them to write their story. Some might try to evade that question, make up an answer, or mutter, “I don’t know.” Well, I’m not one of those writers. I know exactly what my why, my inspiration, is. Here’s how it happened:

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September 28, 2020

Changing Seasons, Unchanging Hope

A year in the life of a tree in our front yard

I’m so glad the seasons change. Naturally, I have my favorites (autumn!); everyone does. Each season has aspects I adore and things I’m not very fond of. I’m thankful that we’re not locked in to any one season. Difficult seasons will end. This thought gives me hope.

Sometimes a hard season yields to a glorious one, but at least, it gives way to something else. Perhaps something better than my dreams, something hiding out of view, just around the corner.

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September 17, 2020

Decision-Making: Pressure or Peace?

Image by MasterTux from Pixabay

Sometimes I think I must be nuts. One book is about to be released, another one is attracting the interest of several publishing companies, and I’m starting to submit a third book. Any one  would be stressful; I’m juggling three at the same time. I long for the day all three are published and the stress is behind me.

So why in the world did I walk away from something that might have relieved some pressure?

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August 31, 2020

The Muddle of Words

I have to warn you. You are about to read a blog about nothing. You see, I have a book coming out in just over two months, so I really should start writing blogs more frequently. This post is about what’s on my mind this morning. You’ll see that I’m not very deep.

But I do have a whole zoo of pet peeves. One of the biggies is overused words that should be retired.