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Online Accounts I’ve been LOVING lately

7 Feb

I decided to share some of my favorite accounts from across the internet with you today. They are an assortment of crochet, writing, books, faith and the cutest little farm in a city that you’ll ever see. I hope you find something to brighten your day!

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Weed Em and Reap 

– a family farm in Arizona with the cutest (baby) goats, some chickens, pet pigs, yummy recipes and gardening.

A Bookish Baker

– her name says it all, she talks about books and baking. As well as creativity all around. She’s also got a youtube channel that I love.

Make and Do Crew

– CROCHET. Need I say more? They’ve got so many great patterns, you’ve got to check it out!

All About Ami 

– So many lovely crochet patterns – including amigurumi – that Stephanie creates. She also knits if that’s more your style!

Women Living Well

– Bible studies that you can join, or just do on your own; encouragement and resources. This is the home of Good Morning Girls.

Catherine Ryan Howard

– a writer and a reader, I love reading any posts Howard puts up. Her tagline for her blog is perfect, go check it out.

Ninja Writers

– There are SO many resources for writers here. She has helped me a lot these past years with learning to plot, build worlds, character development, etc.

The Wads

– this is my newest find, and it doesn’t fit with any of the others! Ha. She’s so fun to watch as she does store hauls, DIY projects and, my favorite, decluttering.

 

~Laura

Nanowrimo Completion and What’s Next!

7 Dec

I just wanted to share real quick about how I did on Nanowrimo this year, and what my next goals are for this novel!

Now, for those of you who don’t know what nanowrimo is – it’s “National Novel Writing Month”, in which, for the month of November, people all around the world sign up to write a novel that’s 50,000 words. Pretty intense, eh? I started doing it back in 2012, I believe, but this was the first year that I won! Granted, if you’ve been following me here on SGL, you’ll know that I didn’t start out from scratch but rather took the month to go through and edit my novel that I’ve been working on for three years.

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In the first few weeks, I did a quick edit and then went back again and filled in more holes and answered my own questions that I had. Looking back, I wish I would have gone through it a little slower but I was so excited!

In order to count my words in a fair way, I did a bit of research, and learned that 1 hour of editing = 1,000 words, so I stuck to that until after I’d done the bulk of editing. Once the actual writing began again, the word count moved so slow! But, I hit 50,000 on the 18th, then decided to set a goal of 60,000 for the rest of the month. And guess what, I did it! I just squeaked by on the evening of the 30th and was so relieved that I didn’t work on it again for a few days. But, now I’m trying to get back in the groove of writing every day.

I signed up for a Plotting Workshop by Shaunta Grimes (she’s the lead of the encouraging/positive/helpful writing group I’m in on Facebook, Ninja Writers) and because it’s so FUN, I started plotting my second book the end of last week! I’m so very excited for it – I already know some of the elements that I’m going to carry over from my first one. *giggle*.  It’s going to be a bit off of the first one (the one I’m currently editing), the main character being a side character in the first one. Hopefully that made sense…

But, before I get too carried away with plotting, I’m making sure I edit beforehand. I’ve given myself a goal of having it ready to send out to a few beta readers come the new year. Which means, I’ve really got to get crackin!

I’m off to write my little heart out but come back on Friday for a Short Story Sharing post!

Laura

Did you do Nanowrimo? I’d love to hear how you did!

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