Skip to main content

It Takes a Lot to Handle Life

    This week has been crazy, and I feel terrible about not blogging in forever. I have fifty million posts trapped in my brain, but unfortunately a New Deal essay, Crime and Punishment analysis, and scholarship applications have jumped to the front of the line. In addition to my normal crazy life, I got a sinus infection and played in an indoor soccer tournament. Oh, and my sister comes home from college tonight, and our room is a mess.

     Through this craziness, I have been reminded that no one can handle life on their own. Life is crazy. Life was not meant to be easy. Life certainly doesn't understand when "I'm done."

     Life takes mommy's hugs. Don't tell me you're too old for mommy hugs, you know when you need them.
     Life takes cups and cups (I'm talking giant cups) of coffee.
     Life takes friends who bring you coffee when you run out.
     Life takes naps.
     Life takes upbeat, praise music.
     Life takes cupcakes.
     Life takes M&M's
     Life takes chocolate ice cream--it's just been one of those weeks, okay.
     Life takes stupid laughter.
     Life takes faith that God's going to give you the sanity to actually socialize with people.
     Life takes trust that God hasn't let your life spiral out of control.
     Life needs you to remember you're not the boss.
     Life needs you to look to Him for the solutions, not just an ear for complaining.
     Life needs you to surrender more than your future to God's will. Each day needs to be sacrificed to His perfect plan.
     Look at life as a way to grow closer to God, not to get more from God.

     Has you life been running in circles? What have you seen God do in that craziness?



Popular posts from this blog

How to Create a Fact Manual for a Book Series {Peek into My Next Story}

I started my current story, Ideal Lies, last year, and this time, I decided to make it a trilogy. This story is a mix between dystopian and utopian.

10 Weird Things Writers Do ... And Are Perfectly Okay

Writing a Book With Two POVs and a Linear Timeline

I've never been one to write an "easy" story.

Even the project I'm working on now, one I began almost four years ago, was one of complex construction. Mainly, this book was made up of two side by side points of view. Two different characters told two different stories that only intertwined at crucial points throughout the plot. Before I even began, I knew that it would be a difficult story to write without causing mass confusion. 
I'd never written a story anything like this before (and even now, I'm editing to change one of the storylines completely), but I knew one thing:  {My time-line could never back-peddle.}

This would prove an annoying decision, but one that drastically improved my story. Every story is different, but I can outline the logistics of what I did to make this linear timeline possible. 
First, decide your primary main character. With two stories, not just two perspectives on the same story, your story will appear to have two main characters. You…