The Language of Worlds Linkup (New Year's Edition) // January-February 2019

WHAT'S UP, MY DRAGONS? It's been f-o-r-E-V-E-R since our last linkup... because I totally failed at getting the last edition out, and for that I offer my sincere apologies + ALL the cookies in the world! 💖💖💖 Now that I'm finally getting back on the blogging train (see my post about why I've been gone here + my first post of 2019 ft. ALL THE UPDATES here), these little linkup-a-doodles should be out in a much more timely fashion.

I'm SUPER PUMPED to finally be diving back into this with all of you! Sharing this linkup with y'all is so much fun, your support and feedback is so encouraging, and learning about your stories and just seeing the pure, awesome, inspiring creativity behind your characters and storyworlds makes me so incredibly happy! 💕

I do have a couple questions for you, but I'll save them for the end. 😉 Now, on with the linkup!

The Language of Worlds (TLoW) is a character linkup tailored to speculative Christian fiction (but other genres are…



Something that started as a belated May highlights, then morphed into May/June, and eventually made it all the way to some "May/June/July/August/September/October/November/December Highlights BASICALLY I FAILED AT BLOGGING LAST YEAR" hybrid. So, yeah.

I've been gone for a while, and, to be honest, there are a lot of reasons why (you can read my full post on that here). 2018 was rough. Jam-packed of wonderful new people + amazing experiences + SO MUCH FUN, but rough nonetheless.

My goal and prayer is for 2019 to be better.

Today, I'm going to take a look back at just a few of the blessings 2018 had to offer,* and some dreams + plans I have for this year. 😉

*Fair warning: all the photos might make this post look a little wackadoodle on some phones/tablets/feeds. 😅 I did my best!

Without further ado, let's dive in!

J A N U A R Y Returned from my first ever New Year's MeetingStayed up late with my mom on Sunday nights to watch V…

"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall." ~Isaiah 40:30

What's up, sweet Dragons?

I'VE BEEN GONE FOREVER. And for that, I'm sorry.

To be honest, the past year has been very... odd?Different?Strange?Confusing? But seemingly without sufficient reason??

There have been so many wonderful memories, from my first writers' conference last July to SoCalCWC this June (which I'll plan to tell you ALL ABOUT soon!) to soul-talks with da besties. I've grown stronger as a writer, more willing as a student, more confident as a person. But for some reason, growing has been hard... and there've been times I've felt entirely alone.

Then, this post from Julia @ The Barefoot Gal popped into my inbox. And you guys, I'm pretty sure it was a God moment. 💕

Busyness with school and learning how to drive and college prep and gearing up for job-hunting has just made me feel so tired, so drained. There's the constant fear of the unknown. As Julia put it: "Looking at yourself in the mirror and wondering who you are becomin…

The Language of Worlds Linkup // September-October 2018

HULLO, MY DRAGONS! First of all, I wanted to say that I'm SO SORRY it took me so long to get this edition of TLoW out! Life has been... insane?? For, like, the past year??? 🙈 Which I'll plan to explain in my next post, but for now, I've been keeping you lovelies waiting far too long. Thank you all for bearing with me; I hope you enjoy this edition of The Language of Worlds!

The Language of Worlds (TLoW) is a character linkup tailored to speculative Christian fiction (but other genres are more than welcome!).It's bimonthly -- every two months, a new set of questions releases. This edition lasts from September 'til October, and the next begins in November and ends in December.There are ten questions per linkup, and new ones every time!Anyone can join! All I ask is that you use the graphic (above) and link back here, to my blog (click here for the official HTML).
Without further ado...

What does your character fear the most?How would they handle it if they were to fac…

The Language of Worlds Linkup // July-August 2018

I'M NOT DEAD! Huzzah!

I'm fully aware that it was rather ungallant of me to end my last post with (and I quote):
So I totally missed Wednesday's post (#oops), but I promise that (unless I die or get hit by a truck or mauled by a bear) it's coming! Just a little late. 😉 And, now that summer's finally here, I can happily say that BLOGGING WILL BE SO MUCH MORE EXCITING! Which means that my posts will be more exciting, too!
And then I vanished. From almost every aspect of the internet.* For basically most of summer.**

*Maybe that's an exaggeration?? 🤷


This is the point at which I'd like to apologize. I had a bajillion happy bloggy things planned, and then they just... didn't happen?? For no reason other than summer heat + laziness + I'm driving a car, now??? *hides forever*

Some exciting things have happened this summer, such as getting my driver's permit (AAAACK) and attending SoCalCWC (😍SQUEEEEE😍) and having one of my besties (LOVE YA, D…

WHERE TRAINS COLLIDE by Amber Stokes // Blog Tour, Book Review, & Giveaway

HELLO, MY DRAGONS! Today, I am beyond thrilled to share Amber Stokes's latest release, Where Trains Collide (WHICH IS TOTALLY AMAZING AND YOU SO NEED TO READ IT!!!!), as a part of her tour team! Without further ado, here's my review of Where Trains Collide --

Trisha had a dream, a painted masterpiece of what her future might be --
until all her hopes finally burnt out.
Ever since I read my first Amber Stokes book back in 2016, I knew I needed more! So when Amber announced the release of her latest novella, Where Trains Collide, a couple months ago, I signed up as a reviewer without a moment's hesitation! And oh, my friends, I'm so glad I did. 💖

Where Trains Collide tells the story of Trisha Knolane, a college student who has little hope of a happy ending. Haunted by the stress of homework and classes, she gives in to her impulsive side -- and ends up on a train to Oregon, longing to find renewed strength. If only her ex-boyfriend weren't on the train…