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Chapter 21: Ascension Graveyard (First Draft)

Chapter 21

~The Journal of Etta Castle Teague I, like any other person, had my fair share of nightmares growing up. It was only on occasion that they hit so hard that I would wake up either having wet myself or, being fueled with enough fear, that I would sneak into Mr. 3,464 more words
Creative Writing

The Road to Being Published

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time again to look at my progress with being published. I always look forward to these. :)

I’ve gotten quite a bit done this week! 219 more words


Photograph of Childhood Home

The backyard must be full
of orange leaves, crunching underfoot.
That always aggravated my dad.
It must be October because little jack o’lanterns
still litter the yard, or maybe my mom couldn’t be… 180 more words


Emily Starts a Second Draft

I’m normally a great hater of editing. It’s my least favorite part of the writing process. And though I’m sure many writers will comment in agreement, I have actually met people who have said that editing is their favorite part. 1,235 more words


The Train Grinds to a Halt (and Then Jumps Tracks)

Since I’ve just finished up another huge round of edits, I am officially on break from working on The Grey Tempest. There’s still more editing to be done, without a doubt, but it’s time to take a break from it so that I can come back with a fresh pair of eyes. 260 more words


The Road to Being Published

It’s Wednesday again, so it’s time to look at how far along I’ve come in my journey to being published. I love these so much. :) 368 more words


Chapter 17: Ascension Graveyard

Chapter 17

~The Journal of Etta Castle-Teague I don’t know about anyone else, but I have never liked surprises. I have always felt like they were sneaky attempts at distraction, or they are just badly played out, leaving the surprise-victim feeling awkward or wanting to throttle the one who has given the surprise. 2,388 more words