Week In Review: Hello College, My Old Friend

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Hey guys!  It's been awhile since I did a "week in review," right?  Well, have I got some news for you all!

1) I did have a newsletter set up with MailChimp to start up, but alas, the popup stopped working.  So for right now, if you want to sign up for a monthly email from me, click HERE.  (Goodness, I hope that works...) If you do sign up, I'll also put you on a list to be the first to receive free copies of my upcoming book of short stories/poems, Everything And Nothing!

2) While the blog tour plan for Something New didn't exactly pan out 100%, you can still enter the giveaway!  It will run from today, Sept. 1, to Sept. 8th and I'll announce the winner(s) on the 9th.  You'll want to enter this one!  The first place winner will receive PDF copies of Beautiful Chaos and Something New; the second place winner will receive a PDF copy of Beautiful Chaos (or Something New if they've already read the first book in the series). a Rafflecopter giveaway
3) Labor Day is on Monday, so I have some Kindle sales going on that you'll definitely want to check out when Sept. 3rd rolls around: Welcome Home, My Compass Home, and Everything I Never Said will be available for free downloads on Labor Day ONLY!  So you'll want to snag as many copies as you can! I'll probably post again on Monday with the links for you guys, so stay tuned.
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Credit: Disney's Tangled // YA Midnight Reads
4) I will be opening an Etsy store soon - probably in the next 3 weeks because KDP has been very aggravating slow getting my copies of books shipped out.  So if you'd like a signed paperback copy of any book, feel free to keep an eye out for that link!  I have social media icons at the bottom of the blog right now which should lead you to the Etsy store as well as all my other social media accounts.  If a bunch of folks are interested in buying copies before I get the store up and running, I'd appreciate it if you'd go ahead and leave a comment or message me if you intend to buy a specific book so I can order extra stock!

Okay.  Whew.  That aside...
College started again this week, and God willing, it will be my senior year.  
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Credit: BBC's Sherlock//uproxx
I only got three weeks of summer break, but here we are.  Heading back to give professors a hard time, write controversial articles for my college's newspaper, and edit even more articles.  I'm sure they're glad it's my last year, too!

Currently Reading: The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken and Overcomer by David Jeremiah.  Last week, I read Rare, Medium, or Done Well by Mike Huckabee (review to come), EntreLeader by Dave Ramsey, and Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines.  I guess I've been reading a lot of nonfiction lately...!

Current Bible Verse: And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance, for you serve the Lord Christ.  (Colossians 3:23-24, NIV)

Currently Writing: I just started writing out some ideas for Guide Me Home (FHL #3) and Keeping Cassie (Mount Sterling #3) and I'm trying to finish up Everything And Nothing as well as start a kid's book about Disney's movie Tangled, so I'm busy in that front!  Now if only I could get all of them done during NaNoWriMo!  Speaking of, will you guys be working on anything this month?

What are you guys working on?  Any good reads you'd recommend?  Apparently, I need a new list of good fiction to read, so let me know what you're reading right now!


  1. Still writing the pre-NaNo draft to PTP. Abe & Erin's section is next, but I still haven't figured out how to start it. And I'm thinking of just writing half before NaNo and half after. Then during the revision months, I'm planning on adding a side-project. (Might just be the best-friends-marriage-one!)

    As for books, I'm currently reading eight. Kinda. One was a library book called To See Your Face Again by Eugenia Price, and I didn't finish before the due date, but I left it up on Goodreads so I'd remember where I stopped when I resume reading it. The others are Pride & Prejudice, The Three Musketeers, Dreamlander by K.M. Weiland (which I'm actually re-reading), Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker, your very own Welcome Home, A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White, and Burning Rose by Hope Ann.

    1. Awesome!!!! Abe and Erin...YAY! And thanks for the reading list! I'm gonna have to check them out! Hope Ann's books are epic. I need to buy the Rapunzel retelling sometime...Because, yknow...Rapunzel. 😂

  2. EEEP! You are doing amazing, Michaela! Fabulous plan and progress. :)
    I'm finishing the final draft of Seek and will have it published (God willing, of course!) by December! :) And school starts soon (due to big life changes, we started a bit late) so there's gonna be that. And we're building another house (to sell). SOO. :P Through it all, my favorite Bible verse has been "Trust in the Lord with all your heart".
    God bless!
    - Ang | thepeculiarmessenger.wordpress.com

    1. Thanks so much!! That's awesome about "Seek"!!❤ I can't wait to order a copy of it! Best of luck with school and house-building (which sounds really epic)! (And on a side note, I apologize for not answering any comments you've left on here the past like 4 months. Google was supposed to email me when comments needed published annnnd suffice it to say, Google did not. Ugh. But thank you so much for staying anyway 😂)