Purposeful Pages is a monthly link-up designed to unite bloggers on answering questions about life, blogging, the Bible, writing and books. Hannah and Amanda are its wonderful hosts.
To the questions!
I've been going through a lot of internal struggles over these past few months, which is always tough. But it has made me try and strive for a deeper and more personal relationship with God. Throughout it all he's been telling me that I can trust him.
2) When you're under stress, what actions do you take that help calm you and keep you sane?
Music always helps, as well as some alone time watching Youtube/TV shows/reading. Praying and writing keep me sane.
Instead of specific people, I'm going to go ahead and talk about a group of people; those who stand up for others. Whether it be through words, or art, or actions, these brave people never fail to inspire me with their strength and passion.
4) Have you learned any tricks this past month that have helped you in your blogging journey?
Oh, you mean like not writing the post the day before it's supposed to go up, or on that day? (This may or may not be happening while I'm writing this) I swear I will try to write posts ahead of time in the future, as this seems to make my life less rushed.
I have to be sold on the characters and an intriguing premise in order to be hooked by a story. Hopefully I can achieve these things in my own stories through developing my own characters (read: I need to do this more).
6) What's a book cover that describes your life right now, and why?
Because everything is going on at the moment:
I mean, if there was a song called: "I'm so tirrreeeddd" I think it would play every time I woke up. Me + mornings = not good friends
8) If you're a writer, how do you see yourself incorporated (most of the time unknowingly) inside your story?
Most of the characters have my humour, and a lot of the problems they deal with mirror my own. This is especially true in a recent novel of mine, Golden Revenge, where the core of Mida's conflict is almost identical to one I'm currently experiencing.
|No, I don't have the touch of gold; I'm talking about her internal conflict|
The leaders at my youth group are a true blessing. They encourage me every week, and never fail to listen to my struggles and pray for me.
10) How long, on average, does it take you to put together a blog post? Are you the morning person working at 5am, the afternoon blogger, or the night owl up until midnight trying to throw things together?
It usually takes me around an hour, maybe slightly longer if I need to create a graphic. I'm the evening blogger, who frantically types before the exhaustion of the day threatens to close my eyes.
Do you have any theme songs that match your life right now? Does your writing ever reflect problems you're experiencing? Let me know in the comments, and remember you're all amazing! <3