Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Welcome, Money Saving Mom readers!

{And, of course, if you're here from somewhere else, welcome to you, too!}

When I pitched a guest post to Crystal of Money Saving Mom, I never dreamed she's actually find a use for it...but God provides!  I have adored MSM for a long time {she wrote a series about starting out in a tiny basement apartment and I...well, I live in a tiny basement apartment, husband in grad school, far from home, dedicated to not taking on debt, and so on and so forth...goodness, I love that woman! Did I mention that yet?}, so this is something of a dream come true...could you pinch me?

Anyway, if you read the post, I hope you were encouraged.  Please feel free to poke around, and if you're interested in my novel, you can find it...

on Amazon

on Kindle

on Nook

and on Smashwords.

***And if you're interested in receiving it at a discount, you can order here through CreateSpace, my publisher, using coupon code 6SRUFL8L

That about does it for me for now.  Please feel free to poke around, have a cuppa, chat a bit--whatever suits you!

{P.S. Why oh why do youtube videos always choose a screen capture in which a person looks goofy?  I promise, if you met me in real life, I don't have those Star Trek-like wrinkles in my forehead...}


  1. I'm visiting from MSM and wanted to let you know that I enjoyed the excerpt from your book and look forward to reading the rest. Like you I have both small children and the dream to write. I plan to use your advice and inspiration to help me toward that end. Thank you and God Bless!
    - A New Blog Follower

    1. Hi, Karen! Thank you for your kind words. I really hope that you can find the time and extra drive to write; it's really worth it! I wrote a while ago about what my writing schedule looks like...but I have the advantage of a 2 hour nap time every day. Even if you can only carve out 10 minutes each weekday to write, I think it's worth the time to see your dreams take shape.

      Slow and steady wins the race; please keep me posted on how your writing is going!

  2. Hi! I'm an aspiring writer (too? I guess you're no longer aspiring, since you're already publishing) and finished the first draft of my novel over a year ago. Since then, we've had a third baby and adopted my husband's 10 y/o cousin, so my time to write is limited. But I did want to say that your blog on MSM's site was encouraging. So thank you! Hopefully, before too long, I can join you among the ranks of published writers.

    ~ Sarah

    1. Oh my goodness, you certainly do have your hands full! I keep thinking ahead to how on earth I'll find writing time once we get past the days of long nap times or add more kids to the mix...so if you find anything that works, let me know!

      One thing that might work is breaking it down into pages? The average novel page is 250-300 words. When I have an idea of what I'm writing, that's pretty easy to knock out in 20 minutes or so. Maybe that would be a good place to start? A page a day makes for a first draft in a year, and for a busy mom that's not too shabby! Then again, even that might be a stretch with all those little ones running around! God bless you for the work you're doing there; just keep praying and watching for those writing opportunities, and He'll be faithful to provide.


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