Reflections on a Year: Is It Worth It?

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On August 13th, 2021, I pressed that very scary button and published my first novel, Unknown. (I’m a few days late on its birthday, but I can’t believe my baby is so old!) Being a published author is different than I’d imagined—when I was young, I envisioned myself being published by some huge publishing house like Revell or Bethany House. (And I never imagined publishing a romantic suspense novel! Those were the days of historical fiction.) I dreamed of a far-off day when my book would be in the catalogs, when my book would be on displayed on a popular Christian fiction website.

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Writing amidst the Busyness of Life

This is how we all write, correct?
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If you’re anything like me, you probably have other things going on outside of writing. Sad, right? 😊 Just kidding. We need balance, too. We can’t just live in our happy (or sometimes, not so happy) fictional worlds forever. Be it work, school, family, church – life – it all takes up time. And sometimes, balancing writing with the rest of your life can be difficult.

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Authorly Updates

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Well, it’s that time again – as you can tell from the title, this is an update on my writing endeavors. Last month, I officially released Unknown, which was so exciting but also quite tiring. It was definitely a dream come true, but I still have a lot to go in learning how to be an author. 🙂 I got that book submitted right before my college semester started, thank the Lord, so now I can focus mostly on school while still balancing writing alongside college.

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