My Writing Journey | October 2018 Update

by - February 10, 2019

I probably say this every time, but I seriously cannot believe it's the end of October! Where has the time gone?

Well, I've had a super busy month, but my writing is going very well!

Also, I want to thank those of you who are commenting on my blog. Your thoughts are so valuable, and I want to make sure I thank you!

Now for the writing update!


I submitted an article to, which was not accepted. The article was about salvation, which, the editor said, was probably not what TheReb's readers needed to hear most. (I was wondering about this, but I decided to give it a shot, anyway. I'm not sure what I'll do with the article...guess we'll find out!)

However, the editor gave some nice comments, so that was super encouraging.

I am going to submit another article I wrote soon!


In His Hands is now a novel!!!

At last, my novel has reached novel length! I'm so excited!

I've been doing a lot of thinking for my novel. It's been a tricky novel because I feel confined to dates and battles because I'm writing in the Civil War period, which I've never done before. (But hey, it's time to learn, right?)

Here are my current stats:

In His Hands
Status: Rough Draft
Page Count: 128
Word Count: 46,000
Chapter in Progress: 15
Part in Progress: undecided

I haven't quite decided how I'm going to split my novel into parts. I could be working on Part 2 right now, but I'm just not sure yet.

I made a rather big change to In His Hands. I feel like the name "Elizabeth" no longer suites my character. So...I changed her name.

It's Caroline. (Tell me what you think in the comments! Which name do you like?)


Except for continuing to write my novel, I don't have any specific goals. I want to keep going, making a list of things I need to change when I go through it again. (That's what happens when you don't almost have to rewrite your book! I'll most likely outline my next book!)


Well, I have a couple more guest posts coming up for November! You'll still get the regular Verse of the Month and My Writing Journey for November, but in between, you get to read from some other awesome writers!

I have a list of articles in the works!

"3 Ways to Share Your Faith While Playing Sports" is probably the next article I will submit.

"What a Little Mouse Taught Me about Doing Hard Things" is a draft, but I like it! I will probably submit it within a month or two!

I have two article ideas, as well, that I haven't quite formed into drafts...yet. I'm concentrating on the two articles above right now!

In addition, I'm working on writing a guest post for someone's blog! It's about outlining. Should you outline...should you not?

let’s chat!

What about you? What did you accomplish this month? What do you hope to accomplish next month? Be sure to leave a comment below!!

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