Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Grandson!

Yes! I have a new, beautiful and perfect grandson. Wait. I can't believe I'm saying that!. No, I'm not old!!
He was  born yesterday weighing in at 6lbs and 9ozs and 20 inches long.
They named him Theo.
Theo's my first grandson and my 2nd grandbaby.
My 3rd grandbaby, a girl (!!) is due in March!

Yes, I know.
I'm blessed!!

PS. I have the workshop scheduled, but it looks like I will need to put it off until after the new year. This gives me plenty of time to schedule some guest posts and hope to have a pitch party following the workshop.

In the mean time, I'll be posting how I progressed through my latest plot development using Dannie Morin's Plan4Wrimo workshop. (Thanks, Dannie!)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Insecure Writer's Group Post

Yikes! It's already time again?? Wowzers time sure flies fast.

Not just fast. SUPER fast!

So it's not going down like usual. I've decided to put together a writer's workshop. It may be more for me to get back on my feet and defeat the disappointments and struggles I've encountered as a writer. But that's okay. I need the boost. I need encouragement.

There's a verse in the Bible that says something along the lines, "David encouraged himself in the Lord..." so I've adopted this plan.

I'm going to encourage myself!!

I'm putting the workshop details together and will post them soon.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Workshop Ideas

I'm thinking about running another workshop here on the blog.
Does anyone have suggestions as to what might be helpful to you, as a writer?

Character Workshop?

Setting Workshop?

Scenes?

Dialogue?

Plot?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I love historical fiction, so I've got a treat for you today. Here's a brand new book for you. It's book two in a series, but you should have no problem reading this one first.


Sorry, I couldn't save or uplaod the image file onto the blog:(


Reliance (Hollow Hearts Book 2)


Two strangers. One clandestine wedding. Many hidden stories.

Discouraged by his limited prospects and tired of trying to find a bride in a traditional manner, Elias Wheeler places an advertisement requesting a mail-order bride and mother for his young daughter. Rebecca Malone, eager to escape an abusive past, travels to Montana to become Elias’s wife despite only exchanging a few letters. Learning to care for one another proves easy; learning to trust proves much more difficult. Elias and Rebecca must navigate the waters of blending families while learning to depend on one another with confidence, loving support, and faith. Together they must learn to rely on each other and what they hope to build while accepting that perfection isn’t the goal; love is.
Coming October 7, 2014

By  Christina Yother  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

When life gives you lemons...

Do you make lemonade?

Summer is over and it's time to bring out hot chocolate and light up the bon fires!

Why, then, am I talking about lemonade???

Change is all around me. Not just changing of the seasons, which, by the way, I love. But change on every side. Sometimes change can cause disappointment or discouragement, and that's okay, as long as you grab yourself by the boot straps and get back in the race.

I had to take a break from my writing. Rejection is hard to deal with, and although it's [art of every writer's life, it can be discouraging. The best way for me to deal with that was simply taking a break. I had to, no needed to, get away from everything. I was at the point I didn't want to write, didn't want to blog, didn't want to visit my friend's blogs, didn't want to deal with anything associated with writing. I even ran and hid from my Twitter feed.

I tried to give up on my dream of becoming a published author.
No more rejection.
No more disappointments.
No more writing.

But, my dear, sweet, wonderful friends, I love lemonade! So I found all those lemons I had stuffed away in the closet, pulled them out, and made some sweet, homemade, fresh-squeezed lemonade.

Too bad it's hot chocolate season...

But I have a plan *smiles deviously*

No, it's not lemon flavored hot chocolate!

I froze the lemonade to save for a rainy day in spring:)

Even though life shook me up and scattered me on the ground, I've found all the crazy pieces and I'm back in the groove. Yes, I feel like I'm starting all over, from the very beginning, just like a "newbie" but I really don't care.

Because I feel rejuvenated and excited.

Just like in kindergarten.
Just like writing should feel.