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A Milestone and 2018 Plans

So, yea. I didn't post on Saturday.

Bummer.

Sorry about that, guys!

But there's news. Big news. Amazing news. Fantastic news. Brilliant news. (My apologies for the excessive adjectives and repetition)

You may or may not know that my current WIP has been the longest project I've ever worked on and today I crossed over a massive milestone with it.

I crossed the line of short story and novelette! My story is actually, really, finally, a novelette (There you go, have some more excessive adjectives!)

This may not seem a that amazing, but trust me, it is!

I have written 7,768 words.

When this is all finished there will be some words replaced, taken away, added, fixed, edited, and changed, but what matters right now is that I have actually written seven thousand, seven hundred, and sixty-eight words(Wow, it seems even longer when typed out in word form!). It's no longer a small project. It's big and it's getting even bigger. I'm learning so much and I've grow…

When Words Fly

Hello, my wonderful readers!

Before we start, I'd like to tell y'all something! (Well, two things really)

1.
There's a new page on the blog! It's a dictionary of writers language so that any of you non- writers, younger audience, and just about anybody who might not know what some of the abbreviations and other writing-related words I use mean then you can go there to find out the meanings in an easy to find, dictionary form.

2.
BTP has an Instagram account!!! On there I'm going to be sharing blog updates, letting you know about new posts and posting things that don't quite make it onto the blog! You can find it @behindthepenblog Be sure to go follow it!

Let's get back to the post now, shall we?

Now, just to warn you, this week I'm very tired while writing this fo please forgive me if that tiredness somehow words its way into my style of writing (I have no idea if it will but I guess we'll see)

Now, as many of you know, I'm part of the YWW and …

Our Christmas Traditions

Guys, guess what!

No, go on, guess!

IT'S CHRISTMAS!

(I feel I should get an award for cheesy opening statements for my blog)


So, before I continue I'd like to apologise for not posting last week! I've had various distractions and I had planned on writing one but I never got around to it! 🙈

This week is going to be a little bit of an off-topic post (It was gonna happen eventually) about Christmas ('coz what else would I write about this time of year? Easter?).

Today I'm sharing our family's Christmas traditions with you guys!

One of the first traditions is one that lasts all through December.

We have an advent book that we go through every year (a different one in the series per year). It's set in Bible times from the POV of different children and it all leads up to the birth of Christ. This year we are reading one called Bartholomew's Passage which is about a boy who is captured by the Romans and is separated from his family. In an effort to find them…

My Christmas Project and a New Page "Sneak Peek"

Happy Christmas everyone!

Yes, I know I was supposed to post this on Saturday but please forgive me for not posting this sooner!

Anyway, let's get onto the post!

It's so nice to be able to say, "Happy Christmas," because December has finally come and Christmas can be celebrated! Whoohoo!

This Christmas is my first year as a writer! Cool, huh?

I've decided to write a Christmas story- the first I've ever done- and I'm going to share a little information about it with you guys today!

Now, as a fiction writer, it could be expected that I would create a story of my own (which, actually, is quite a good idea, but that's beside the point). Contrary to what might be thought, I'm re-telling a story.

Don't worry, I'm not trying to rip anybody off! I'm retelling a story that has already been retold in different ways.

I'm retelling the birth of Jesus.

Now, I'm sure that this story has been shared with the world in many wonderful and amazi…

Henry's story [A working title] Part 2!

From the comments I got last week, you seemed to enjoy Henry's story so this week- guess what! Oh... you saw the title.... oh, yea. Ok.

So now that you know what this post is about let's get right into it. Please let me know if you enjoy this and if you havent read any of his story or want to find out more about it then you can find part one here

Henry's Story [A working title] Part 2Slash over slash appeared on his back and Henry’s voice became hoarse from the cries of pain. Very soon all the pain was becoming too much for him and he could almost not cry out anymore.
Suddenly a girl with big brown eyes and golden hair held up in a bun with tight curls at the front started running up. Based on how she looked she must have been about sixteen. Her face was gentle yet strong and this made her look all the more beautiful.
She ran up to Henry and stood between him and the master.
“Father, stop!” she cried, “You’re beating the life out of this man!”
At seventeen years old Henry w…

Henry's Story [A Working Title]

Ok, so I would have given you some more "Freedom Found" this week but not long ago, we had some technical difficulties and it's on a drive, not yet put back on the computer. Instead, I'm going to be sharing with you Henry's (Lucy's brother's) story.

I set out for this to be a short story, similar to Lucy's, but I've been enjoying it so much. I underestimated this story and it's turning into a novelette- maybe even a novella (I don't know how long it'll end up being!)- but it's definitely going to be too long for a short story!

It doesn't have a title yet and if you have any ideas for a title while reading this and other parts of the story comment and tell me! (although, this is probably too early for you guys to give me one since this part isn't revealing masses of the storyline!)

So let's get right into it!

Henry's Story [A working title] Henry was running as fast as he could without leaving everyone behind. Anyon…

YWW

As some of you may or may not know I am part of an online writing community called the Young Writers Workshop (YWW or Y-dubs for short) and today I'm going to share this wonderful place with you.

The way I'm going to do this is as some questions and answer them- so let's get started!

Who created the Young Writers Workshop?
The YWW was set up by Brett Harris (co-author of the book Do Hard Things) and Jaquelle Crowe (author of This Changes Everything) Links to their books will be found at the end of the post. 
So, who is the YWW for?  Any young writer aged 10-25 (But that's a rough guideline) Anybody who is on a writing journey pursuing publicationAnyone who is just starting their writing journey pursuing publicationAnybody who wants to start a writing journey pursuing publicationAnyone who writes just for a hobbyAnybody who is currently writing and has already been publishedJust about any sort of young writer.  But how does YWW work?
There are two sites. One is the actua…