Monday, February 20, 2012

Free Publicity for Christian Writers' Site!

Yeah, I know, it's a lengthy title. I Don't have much time to write this week, but I do have a lot to say about!  I love it! They are an all-christian writer website that lets you put your work out there for publishers to see as well as meet other writers and take part in their weekly challenge.  Given, I am only on the lowest level since I can't afford to pay for a membership, but it's still fun! So, to any of your who want to get connected to some like-minded people, head on over to and sign up today! (oh, wow, I just sounded like an infomercial.  but, it's still a great site and you should check it out!)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Fun, fun, fun!

So, today is just a fun day.  As my 4 year old cousin Alex would say, "fun, fun, fun!" (he sings it).  Let's talk about the differences between modern world and one of my favorite periods...medieval times. (oooooh! aaaaah!)
Lately I have been reading (and writing) books about medieval times.  You know, Robin Hood, Camelot, all that stuff.  I find it is sooooo much fun to write about those times.  It is especially fun to write about people with British accents.  I love accents.
I am currently writing a story about two British people around the time of Robin Hood.  They are amazing.  Yes, I do refer to my characters as if they are real people.  Anyway, I noticed a lot of differences between then and now.  Like, then you could wear a floor-length dress every day and not get asked why.  Now you wear a floor length dress for no apparent reason and everyone thinks you're loopy.  Then people spoke with good grammar.  Now......not so much.  Also, back then they didn't have people wearing pants that fell off of them.  NOT condemning, just saying that it is reality.  On the other hand, if I lived back then I wouldn't have technology and this blog wouldn't exist.  So, I guess NOW wins.  You should come up with your own comparisons.  Share them with me, ok?

Quote of the Week:
"The love of books is among the choicest gifts of God."
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle        

Fun Fact of the Week:
If something has been mummified for hundreds of years, it will disintegrate on contact with fresh air.

Story Starter of the Week:
Marilin loved her castle.  It was the most beautiful place in the entire kingdom.  One day, however, all of that changed.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Hey guys! I'm so sorry I haven't written in awhile.  I had the chicken pox. (to those of you who are now sympathizing with me, thank you!) That's right, folks, after 17 years of avoiding them, I contracted chicken pox 3 weeks before my 18th birthday.  How did I handle them?  Not too well, I'm afraid.
Day 1 was fine.  They didn't itch at all and I was sure I would be able to handle them with no problem whatsoever.  Day 2 they itched a little, but it was ok.  I spent the day watching TV with my brothers (who also had chicken pox).  Day 3 is when it all began to fall apart.  It was a Sunday and my mother, father, and older sister were all at church.  The chicken pox itched soooooo bad.  So what did I do?  I did what any self-respecting 17-year-old would do.  I had an emotional breakdown and cried on my mommy's shoulder.  (please note that I am being sarcastic here.  No one should have as big of an emotional breakdown as I did) However, what stuck out to me in this wasn't that I was having an emotional breakdown.  After settling me down and assuring me that I would live through it, my mother looked at me and said: "Megan, live above your emotions." 
That did it.  I realized right there that I was letting my emotions rule me.  Herego, I was having an emotional breakdown.  From that point on, I decided to praise God through the chicken pox. 
There are 2 things to note here. 1: living above your emotions doesn't mean have no emotion at all.  It simply means that you control your life.  Don't let your emotions run away with you.  2: I said THROUGH not ABOUT.
God doesn't want you to praise him about (or for) the circumstance.  He doesn't want credit for something he didn't do. Instead, He wants you to praise Him through your circumstance.  Find the good in the world around you and praise Him for that.  (e.g. "Thank you Jesus that I won't have chicken pox on my birthday!" or "Thank you that it's such a beautiful day outside", etc) So next time you find yourself facing an "impossible" circumstance (and you do have to factor in that nothing is impossible with God) just praise THROUGH it.

Quote of the Week:
"the ending never changes.  I watched it twice, just to be sure."
Megan Fatheree                                                                        

Fun Fact of the Week:
Pandas have opposable thumbs!  (so do Koalas)

Story Starter of the Week:
Melisssa had never seen such a giant weed in her life.  In her eyes, it had to be at least six feet tall.  Whatever would she do?