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Unwritten-Encourage The Journey

No matter what we are doing in life there are struggles. Mondays will be our day to talk about what was left unwritten last week---and then offer encouragement for the following week.
And if everything from your previous week was written—let’s celebrate!




Not a good novel writing week last week--but I did critiquing, which I love! Our small church has started a book club with some ladies and it was awesome. And I got to visit with my mom one night--so I liked my week, just wished I had more words added to the count.
But--in those few words I wrote I found a really fun, new angle to my story. It's added some much needed punch!


Oh--and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Sunday Psalm

Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.



This verse is comforting!!

Thank God It's Friday--Literally!

T.G.I.F. We've all seen it and heard it a million times. We'll devote Friday's to telling the world what we're thanking God for!



I'd like to make a special shout out to my critique partner Missy Tippens.



Here we are at the Atlanta RWA Golden Heart ceremony in 2006 when she was a finalist!






Missy has been a major encourager in my life--writing and otherwise! She's always on the ready to answer a question or read something. I'm so thankful she's my critique partner.

How about you? What are you thankful for this week?

Let's Give Them Somebody To Talk About-Walt Mussell

We all know people who have worked hard writing, who have finished manuscripts, who have taken classes, joined groups and have diligently pursued this publishing avenue. And we all know they are about 2 seconds away from getting that first contract otherwise known as 'The Call.'

Today our Somebody is---------------------------




Walt Mussell


Walt has written an amazing novel titled The Samurai's Heart. I've had the pleasure of reading it, and let me just say it's an amazing journey!
(This is a respost of from the F.A.I.T.H. blog, but Walt is such a great guy and this book is so awesome, I wanted him over here as well!--and this feature was perfect!!)

Lindi: Tell us a little about your manuscript.

Walt: My manuscript is the first of a trilogy set in 16th century Japan. However, though there will be characters and a plot line that runs through all three books, a reader won’t need to have read one book to be able to understand the next one.


The first story, the one that won…

Where Were You Wednesday

Remember when?
Where were you when?
Oh, I was.....
And I remember right after that......

Do those phrases sound familiar? I bet they do. We've all said them. We'll say them again today. Because today is Where Were You Wednesday. Below is an event.....tell where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. Or in this case--heard the song!

My Heart Will Go On was released on Celine Dion's 1997 album Let's Talk About Love. It debuted #1 on Billboards Top 100, sold over 15 million copies and not only was the best selling single of 1998, but one of the best selling singles of all time.

Of course we can't help but think of the movie Titanic while thinking of the song, right?


I remember hearing the song on the radio over and over and over again. I remember loving the song! I also remember hearing it was a song that became a popular funeral song.
Oh, the tears!!

How about you? What was going on in your life while this song was popular?

Photo courtesy of Google Images.

That Was Then, This Is Now

I'm 50. I haven't always read the same type of book-watched the same type of movies--listened to the same type of music. Back in the day, in the 70's I only read historical romance novels. That's it. Until a friend of mine introduced me to Dean Koontz, John Saul and other thriller writers. After working my way through thrillers then I started reading women's fiction--then I started writing. Now I write contemporary christian romance novels. The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith lived in my 8-track player--now David Crowder tops my list of favorite music.But things from my past have shaped who I am today. So we are going to look at 2 somethings. Books-movies-music. The first will be the Here and Now. The second--we'll see what Father Time brings forth and from what era he brings it forth from.

Here we go!




I love a good Gothic Romance--Love them. Always have. And Jennifer St. Giles writes some amazing ones.
Mistress of Trevelyan is the first book in the Trevelyan Series…
No matter what we are doing in life there are struggles. Mondays will be our day to talk about what was left unwritten last week---and then offer encouragement for the following week.
And if everything from your previous week was written—let’s celebrate!


Confession time! Last week was terrible. My main writing time is the morning time. I slept 'late' everyday and got less than 500 words written all week. :( Not a good week. I think I'm floundering in my story anyway, which isn't helping.
On the up-side I have been helping a couple of people with their stories--which has encouraged me this week---I enjoy reading others work.

How about you? Written? Unwritten?

Sunday Psalm

Okay--we know how cool last Sunday's Psalm was. :)

Psalm 86:12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.

Thank God It's Friday--Literally!

T.G.I.F. We've all seen it and heard it a million times. We'll devote Friday's to telling the world what we're thanking God for!

Last week I decided to list 3 blogging friends. Then it so happened my friend Ciara Knight had tagged me for a Pay It Forward Blogfest. Ha! And I already had my 3 bloggers posted. Loved that! God is good.


Today I'm going to spotlight a couple more blogs.




The F.A.I.T.H. Girls. Yes, that's me in the picture as well. We started this blog in January of 2007. These ladies are so special and wonderful. They been encouraging and faithful in friendship and helping me grow as a person, a writer, and a follower of Jesus. I love them!





Seekerville Okay-if you know anything about Christian writing or writers these ladies nor their blog need any introduction. They have made a great name in Seekerville. The photo doesn't show all the Seekerville ladies, but all the Seekerville ladies are AWESOME! I have learned so much from their blog. If you…

Let's Give Them Somebody To Talk About-Mindy Obenhaus

Where Were You Wednesday

Remember when?
Where were you when?
Oh, I was.....
And I remember right after that......

Do those phrases sound familiar? I bet they do. We've all said them. We'll say them again today. Because today is Where Were You Wednesday. Below is an event.....tell where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. Or in this case--saw the movie!



Risky Business!

Tom Cruise was young, cute and willing to dance in his skivvies! Dancing in his skivvies worked well for him, wouldn't you say?
How many replays of this infamous scene have you seen? I know I've seen plenty. Any brave souls out there willing to admit they acted this scene out?

This movie came out in 1983. And I can tell you I can't tell you where I was when I saw the movie. Probably at home--I know I didn't go to the movies to see this. I was newly married. That I know.
I forgot the crazy premise of the movie---until I looked it up for this post. Wild and well, probably not very appropriate! I thi…

That Was Then, This Is Now

I'm 50. I haven't always read the same type of book-watched the same type of movies--listened to the same type of music. Back in the day, in the 70's I only read historical romance novels. That's it. Until a friend of mine introduced me to Dean Koontz, John Saul and other thriller writers. After working my way through thrillers then I started reading women's fiction--then I started writing. Now I write contemporary christian romance novels. The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith lived in my 8-track player--now David Crowder tops my list of favorite music.But things from my past have shaped who I am today. So we are going to look at 2 somethings. Books-movies-music. The first will be the Here and Now. The second--we'll see what Father Time brings forth and from what era he brings it forth from.

Here we go!



Missy is my good friend and critique partner. She's also a fabulous writer.
When you read the first chapter of the book she pulls the heart strings so hard tears …

Update on Sunday Psalm

Okay--posted Sunday Psalm this morning. On the way to Passion City Church heard Chris Tomlin sing Your Love Endures Forever. Got to PCC where Chris Tomlin is worship leader and he started the service by reading Psalm 136--His love endures forever!! Then we sang Your Love Endures Forever.

I got it God! Promise!!

Sunday Psalm

Psalm 107:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
NIV


In keeping with the spirit of thanks on Friday. And His love does endure forever.

Thank God It's Friday--Literally!

T.G.I.F. We've all seen it and heard it a million times. We'll devote Friday's to telling the world what we're thanking God for!



I'd like to start out by thanking Him for some blogging friends.





Ciara Knight---she's my blogging inspiration. I've watched her do it for a couple of months now. She's amazing!!! Plus her first book just came out! Love's Long Shadow






Christy LaShea-----she started a writing challenge this week--and Christy rocks the writing challenge world. Check it out and join in!











Susan Norris-----I had lunch with Susan yesterday--she's such an awesome woman! Check out her blog. Inspirational!!





So I head over to Ciara's blog this morning (as I do every morning) and she's got this Pay It Forward blogfest going on--and she has me as one of her three--I didn't even know it was going on and I had 3 bloggers on my blog for you guys to check out. And of course Ciara was one of mine.:) God is amazing and awesome.
So, we're joining…

Let's Give Them Somebody To Talk About

We all know people who have worked hard writing, who have finished manuscripts, who have taken classes, joined groups and have diligently pursued this publishing avenue. And we all know they are about 2 seconds away from getting that first contract otherwise known as 'The Call.'

Today our Somebody is---------------------------



Ane Mulligan!

I asked Ane a few questions.

Lindi-What genre(s) do you write?
Ane--Southern-fried fiction ~ women's fiction with a side order of fried laughter

Lindi---How long have you been writing?
Ane-----Forever. LOL As a kid I did some, but being ADD long before it was ever known, I worked my stories out in elaborate play with my dolls. I'd make up stories that would take 2 or 3 weeks to play out. Each day was a new scene. Then in 1996, I wrote my first script and it was snapped up by LifeWay. My editor there bought everything I sent her. I turned to novels in 2003 and have 5 under my belt so far.


Lindi-----Do you have an agent?
Ane--------I do. I re…

Where Were You Wednesday

Remember when?
Where were you when?
Oh, I was.....
And I remember right after that......

Do those phrases sound familiar? I bet they do. We've all said them. We'll say them again today. Because today is Where Were You Wednesday. Below is an event.....tell where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news.







I'm sorry to start off with such a sad Where Were You When, but I remember this time so vividly.

I was driving down the driveway (we had/have a really long driveway!) with my kids in the car. We were on our way to my daughter's soccer game. My hubby was walking up the driveway with the newspaper and he told me the news.


"Did you hear about Princess Di?" Him--hubby.
"No what?" Me!
"She died last night." Him--
Me--tearing up. "No. What happened."
I don't remember exactly what he said here--something about the car wreck.
I started crying and kept crying all the way to the soccer game.
Of course I didn't know her, but we …

Coming Attractions!

There are some fun an exciting things coming up on this blog. Tomorrow make sure you check in to find out one of them.
Where Were You Wednesday's start tomorrow.

There are so many events that have shaped our nation and ourselves. From historical events to pop-cultural incidents we were all 'somewhere' doing 'something' when we first heard 'The News.'

See you tomorrow for our first Where Were You When Wednesday!

And next Tuesday look for a great book review! :)

(And there's more!) Stay tuned.

Unwritten-Encourage The Journey

Unwritten-Encourage The Journey

No matter what we are doing in life there are struggles. Mondays will be our day to talk about what was left unwritten last week---and then offer encouragement for the following week.

And if everything from your previous week was written—let’s celebrate!





Last week I wanted to accomplish more writing than I did. I also did do some brainstorming work, which was helpful. So I missed a little--did a little. How about you?

Sunday Psalm

Psalm 86:12-13
12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. 13 For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.
NIV

This Psalm reminds me of the love of God that is so far past my understanding. Great is His love toward us---and He delivered us from the grave.
Praise be to Him.

Kindle

I bought a Kindle--yes, finally. I haven't had the chance to read a book on it yet, but I can't wait. My dad and I bought one on the same day. We even bought the same one. He's already reading a book on his.
Me?
I'm just downloading free book after free book.
But I'm not downloading every free book. I am reading the blurbs and reviews. There have been some I've opted right off the page.
No, thanks.
Like the one that said it was about a 12 year old girl who killed her pets to get attention. Despite the beautiful cover I did not download that one.
But I am having fun searching for books to read.
Now, maybe someday soon I'll actually read a book on it.