Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 19: January Wrap-up!

Despite the flu and a sudden influx of work, I got a lot done this month! World-building I made some progress on this, but I still have more to go. Solstice Flames – Done! Releasing next month in Of Legend and Lore! If you didn’t catch my announcement post last …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 18: New release arriving next month!

February is known for Valentine’s Day, but I prefer the less-well-known Fairy Tale Day, which takes place on February 26th. Who needs cards and flowers when they could be reading a fresh new fairy tale retelling? In celebration of fairy tales old and new, my writer’s group, the Just-Us League, …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 17: First 2018 Month Map Update!

I came down with the flu a little over a week ago. Mostly recovered now, but I lost a lot of time due to the illness. However, I HAVE made progress on a few goals, and now that I’m feeling better, I’ll be slowly working on my other goals as …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 16: Happy New Year! Let’s Have Some Shiny Month Maps!

Happy New Year! I hope you’re having a great start to your new year! Today, I’m celebrating the start of 2018 with a shiny new month map for January and a quick list of my resolutions for this year. What about December’s Month Map? Well, December was a hectic month …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 15: My favorite reads of 2017!

I smashed my Goodreads reading goal of 100 books earlier this month, finishing with a count of 114 books. I’ve reviewed a few through my Magic Monday series, but today I want to highlight my top ten favorite reads, as well as a few books I enjoyed rereading this year. …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 14: A Review of 2017

The third Monday of the month is usually reserved for a month map update. However, it’s December, 2017 is nearly over, and I’m suffering a slight amount of burnout from a stressful November. So today’s post is going to be a brief reflection on how 2017 has gone for me. …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 13: November’s Final Update and December’s Month Map

Time for a quick look back at November, which was much more successful a month than I had expected! NaNoWriMo! — WON! This year NaNo was a struggle for various reasons. You can see by the graph below that I spent most of the month trying to catch up. That …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 12: Excerpt from Within the Ironwood

It’s Monday again already? I’ll admit that I almost forgot about today’s post… It’s been quite the hectic week. Two Thanksgivings, painting a hallway, catching up on NaNoWriMo…you get the drift. Today’s post is brief but enjoyable–a sneak peek at my NaNovel, Within the Ironwood! This excerpt is from a …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 11: Mid-month Month Map update!

I can’t believe how fast time is going by. The month’s already half over… Almost three quarters, in fact! Time for a mid-month update of November’s Month Map! NaNoWriMo! My project this year is Within the Ironwood, which is technically already started, but I only have a few chapters written …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 10: NaNoWriMo is HERE!

November is one of my most favorite months of the year. Why? For one, it’s an autumny month–not quite winter yet, but summer has passed, the leaves are changing, and the air is crisp and cool. There’s also the wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving, a time to celebrate family and friends. …