Saturday, December 31, 2016
Queen of procrastination here. Finally, on New Year's Eve, I have completed reading The Book of Mormon, as promised for my Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge.
As I listened to Joseph Smith’s testimony at the beginning of The Book of Mormon of how the angel Moroni appeared to him, I reached the part where Joseph tries to work after a night of interviews with the angel. Joseph collapses in the field and receives another vision where the angel tells him to go back and tell his father about his heavenly visitations.
I’m cleaning in my kitchen, and before the next paragraph starts, I mutter to myself, “It is of God,” meaning the whole thing, the heavenly visits and the testimony of Joseph and the subsequent translation of the Book of Mormon. As soon as I said those words, on the CD, Joseph’s father tells Joseph the same thing. “That it (the heavenly message) was of God.”
A warmth flooded my body then as the Holy Spirit washed over me, confirming the truth of the words I whispered aloud and the words of Joseph’s Father. Even with all my procrastination of my goals, I will always know The Book of Mormon is of God and that it is true.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Megan’s not used to the rock star life. As she’s drawn into her husband Ian’s world, the glamour of stage life is overwhelming. Her best friend Rhonda has surprises of her own. What did Megan expect when Rhonda was dating the lead guitar player for the band Buxton Peak?
This novella is gripping from the start. Just when the story seems to settle into normalcy for the two couples of whom the novella is about, turmoil surfaces once again. Will the band be able to pull back together?
The magic of this story is rooted in the faith of the characters. Megan and Ian share the same faith. Kai and Rhonda don’t believe in God, but Ian has enough faith for all of them. The most touching part of the story, and the part that had me tearing up, was when Ian used his priesthood power and bestowed a blessing on Rhonda. The real power of such a sacred moment is expressed in this fictional story with beautiful finesse.
It’s hard to classify this story into a particular genre. It has romance, but it doesn’t follow the traditional romantic plotline because the guy already has the girl. The story is a combination of rock star romance, Christian romance, and college romance. And while the story is a tearjerker for some, it is definitely an inspirational story.
Recommended for those who like a clean story, tension, and just a sweet ending.
Reader Rated for ages 15+ for mild substance use; also contains passionate kissing and sexual innuendo.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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Friday, November 18, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
A chart to keep each month straight. Feel free to adjust the months based on what works for you. January and July are better NaNo months for me, so I built my calendar around those. The numbers correspond with theYear’s Writing Plan at a Glance.
1 & 2
4, 5, 6 & 7
15 & 16
1 & 2
4, 5, 6 & 7
15 & 16
So how long does it take for me to write a novel? A year. Two novels in a year. This is working for 4 hours a day, five days a week.
Friday, November 4, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
J. Grace Pennington has published four science fiction novels. They each have a unique bent to them, but this one is very different. Each book is a standalone, but as with any series, you get more of the story if you read them all in order. In Reversal Zone, the main character, Andi Lloyd, becomes the only one who can save the ship and crew. Can she do it in time?
About the Book
After weeks of boredom, Andi is excited when the Surveyor is called upon to rescue a freighter that mysteriously vanished in uncharted space. Excitement quickly turns to unease when the ship encounters an unknown phenomenon—a cloud that appears not to exist. But with the freighter's crew in danger, the Surveyor has no choice but to venture into unknown territory.
As soon as they enter the cloud, its unstable effects wreak havoc on the ship. They're flying blind. Every piece of equipment is malfunctioning. And every member of the crew is unable to think straight or act like themselves—except Andi.
Now she's expected to guide them through the predicament with no previous command experience and no one to turn to for support. And with each passing hour, it becomes clear that if they don't escape the cloud soon—they won't escape it at all.