Sick on my birthday

December 14, 2021 | Danielle | Writing | 0

Today is my 38th birthday and I’ve been sick as a dog. The only thing I know for sure is that I’ve got another UTI—my second in the past month. The strep, flu and Covid-19 tests have all come back negative so far, so we’re all scratching our heads. My throat feels like it’s on…

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Kim’s “My Favorites” Party

October 27, 2021 | Danielle | Writing | 0

Hey Friends, What a year. Our house is personally still in a flurry of activity after a crazy past few months. I’m not sure how I feel about the holidays kicking off in only 5 WEEKS! Although life has been pretty nuts as of late, my ability to plan ahead and organize has come in…

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An Incredible Virtual Book Launch

October 22, 2020 | Danielle | Writing | 0

How pivoting book launch plans for my memoir, Blush, in 2020 and turning the celebration into a virtual book launch party turned out to be even better than I’d hoped. Here’s what we did, why we still hosted a party, and lots of pictures showing how it turned out. Fellow writers launching a book during…

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Writing My First Memoir – FINAL POST!

October 7, 2020 | Danielle | Writing | 0

After two years of blogging my way through memoir writing, here’s a final recap of how the months leading up to launch day went, how the book is doing so far, and the answer to “What’s next?” Read all posts for Writing my First Memoir and check out Blush: How I Barely Survived 17. For…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 7

April 27, 2020 | Danielle | Writing | 0

Oh friends, so much to catch you up on. Here’s a long overdue book update! Cover It’s such a blissful thing as a writer to find a designer who puts your words into colors, shapes and styles. Will Bryan was the visual talent behind my devotional, Unexpected. And there was no question, I wanted him…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 6

February 13, 2020 | Danielle | Writing | 0

I’ve attended several writing conferences and overheard, on multiple occasions, that writing a book is like going through a pregnancy. Having never been pregnant myself, I’m not sure if this is a fair comparison. But, I will say  similarities seem to appear. I’m carrying a message inside of me, it’s a big part of me,…

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Writing My First Memoir – Part 5

December 13, 2019 | Danielle | Writing | 0

Writing a book is a funny thing. You hold this idea inside of you for so long, but once you start typing, finish your manuscript, sign with a publisher and get rolling on edits, it speeds by. This beautiful thing you’ve held so closely to your soul for many years is suddenly not “yours” anymore.…

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Writing My First Memoir – Part 4

November 4, 2019 | Danielle | Writing | 6

This is a fitting title for this blog because since I last updated you, my memoir has gained a “Part 4.” Yep, that’s right. I thought I was done. Remember how in Part 3 I told you I finished writing, cried and then sent a book proposal out into the world? Well, I sent the…

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