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Help Me with My Cover Design!

Hi Everyone!

Today I was playing around with some ideas for the cover of my book … and, let’s just say, I got a little out of control.  LOL.  Help me reel it in, won’t you?  Below are 10 designs I came up with.  I know some are stronger than others, but that’s kind of what happens in digital design brainstorming…. Continue reading…

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A Word from God

Last week, God woke me up at 3:00am and told me to write this down. This word needs to be shared. Time is short. 

Begin to pray in the Holy Spirit. Worship God like never before. You know, we create an atmosphere for the Holy Spirit to dwell in. God inhabits the praises of His people. But sometimes you can be your own stopper to God’s pipeline of blessing in your life. You stop the flow of God in your own life. God wants to bring water to your dry land. God wants to create rivers in your desert. But you tie his hands by allowing sin in your life. By choosing to participate in that thing He’s already revealed to you to deal with, but instead of dealing with it, you choose to participate in it. Stop doing that thing. Deal with it and be done with it. Because you matter to the church, the Body of Christ. When we work together to collectively create an atmosphere — when we get right with God, fully surrendered in every area, we begin to get watered, the dry desert becomes a lush oasis, when that happens across the whole body, all the individuals turning green, we become the spark of revival in our land. We are then under the deluge of God, and begin to pour out to those around us. But it begins when each of us gets on board, fully surrenders every area, and start to create an atmosphere for God to dwell. God and sin cannot coexist. Purity produces revival. When we are doing our part together as a body, He can begin to use us in new ways. He can dwell here and move in our land through us. Let today be the day you deal with that thing once and for all. Let today be the day water comes to your desert. Let today be the day you choose life over the death sin brings. Expose that thing and kill it before God. Do your part to bring the atmosphere. We hear countless messages from the pulpit telling us to get right. How many times must you be told before you will do it? How many more warnings do you think you have? Do you think you control the number of your days? Do it now. Let today be the day you lay that thing down at the foot of the cross and never pick it up again. Be done with it and let God bring the rain to turn your wasteland green. Let revival come now! Revival is not waiting on God, it’s waiting on us. 

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In the works…

I know everyone probably knows where I’m at with the book simply because I’ve been talking about it so much! LOL  But humor me as I write an additional post about it!

The book is now with a copyeditor — Big news that we are near the end of the process!  I also started sketching out several of my planned graphic novel sections, so I can get a bearing on total page count. Continue reading…

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Ready for Copy Edit!

Book Update:

I finally finished editing the text to the point that it’s now ready for the copyeditor.  I cannot think of anything else to add to it, and I’m fairly certain all the loose plot ends are tied.  With that said, I’m confident it’s ready to be put through the wringer with an editor.  I, know, commas, are, my, worst, enemies.   Anyway, an editor should be able to help me out in that area.  I’m ready to be edited.  Now, I’m turing to work on the artwork, and crank that out.  Text is officially DONE!  …at least until I get the changes back from copyediting.

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Book Art

Here’s some book art for your enjoyment!  I just got this page done yesterday, so I thought I’d share … this is part of the story where a contact lens is found by the janitor.  I won’t say much more than that, or it will give the story away LOL

janitor-contactWEB copy

 

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Book Update, and other news…

Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…
Book Update, and other news…

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to post to let everyone know where I’m at on my book … and another highlight of recent weeks.

First, the Book!

I’m super excited.  (as if I wasn’t excited before, I’m bonkers excited now).  I’m really getting close to completing the book — my husband thinks November is a good deadline to shoot for publication.  I was aiming for Christmas, but I think with the kids in school now, I should be able to crank down a little tighter on my time frame.  Fingers crossed.

A major milestone was passed today — milestone, not kidney stone.  Yikes.  I finished all the edits recommended by an editor’s manuscript evaluation.  So I printed the (hopefully) last draft out, just so I can lay my eyeballs on it one last time before I send it to copyediting.  Did I put everything in it that I wanted to?  I may read it out loud to see if it flows right and make sure my wording makes sense.  But this is really grinding down to the end of the writing process for the written portion.  I mean, I could keep editing forever, really.  But I don’t want to do that.

So, after I look at it once more, I’m going to call it done-zo, and send it on to the editor.  I have to move on, or it will be overcooked.  I’m hoping it’s not overcooked now! Anyway, this month, I plan to start getting some artwork accomplished so I can check off my list of graphic novel segments.  So stay tuned for some artwork to start coming across this blog.

I just want to take a minute to thank everyone for your support.  I really appreciate your kind words, eagerness to read it, enthusiasm, and “you can do it”s!  I will be leaning on you for support in the coming months as we prepare for launch.

In other news, I was recently hired to lead a painting party in the vein of Pinot’s Pallet.  It was incredibly fun!!  I especially loved how each painting turned out different — of course, I encouraged that — I didn’t want everyone to end up with the same painting.  I was pleasantly surprised how creative the paintings turned out, even though maybe only one or two of the painters would have considered themselves to be “artistic.”  That night was very enjoyable!  I really hope to be able to do it again, especially now that I have 20 easels…  So if you’re looking for a fun night with friends, book me to teach your group how to paint!

 

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