ANNOUNCEMENTS!

I hope you’re having a fabulous December, friend! We’ve got our tree up and our Christmas village up, so it’s feeling Christmas-y here. πŸ™‚ We also have been Christmas shopping. Which is insane.

On top of the insanity… Seek is published! The paperback is finally available! GOD IS SO GOOD! Feel free to spread the word! It’d make a great Christmas gift, too. πŸ˜‰

I present to you… The giveaway results! Thank you all so much for entering to win a Seek paperback/ebook! I’m blown away by the support and feedback (y’all, I love who people said they hugged! SO SWEET!).

First place winner

(signed paperback of Seek + mug)

Parker Hankins!

Second place winner

(ebook copy of Seek)

Chloe P.!

Congrats, you amazing people! πŸ™‚ I’ll be emailing you both shortly!

If you didn’t win, no worries, because I have more giveaways coming!

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I’m participating in Faith Potts‘ 12DoC tour and will be giving away a signed paperback copy of Seek then (STAY TUNED). I’m also doing a giveaway for 2 ebook copies of Seek! Just for another funsie. πŸ˜› This one’s simple to enter: share my blog with your friends and add the info in the following Rafflecopter form! Why is it so easy? Because I’m only 7 followers away from my 2018 year goal! =D Winners of this giveaway will be announced on the 14th so you have till then to enter! β™₯

ENTER HERE!

And finally, I have yet to do my Q&A, and a brilliant friend suggested I do it LIVE! So I’m really going to try to do it live on Youtube during the next week. The time might be adjusted, but probably 3-5 PM (Central time). Which day might work best for y’all? πŸ™‚ β™₯ It’ll be posted after I film it live, so even if no one makes it, we’re kool beans.

God bless and merry Christmas!

– Ang

 

 

DID YOU ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!? DO YOU HAVE A CRAZY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING STORY?

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SEEK BLOG TOUR SIGN UPS

It is time! It is time! Seek is going to be published this December. God is soo good, folks, because when I first wrote Seek, I didn’t plan on publishing. I wrote to seek God’s face and to heal. Now, over two years later, Seek is being published, and I need you! =D The tour will go December 1st through December 7th.

Seek does not have a solid publication date because I’ve seen friends struggle to get their paperback copies proofed on time with the changes with KDP. Despite Amazon’s new challenges, I am praying very hard to have Seek published December 1st. At the very least, the Kindle should be up by then. πŸ˜‰

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

SO, yes, sign ups are open… =D If you sign up, *big hug*. Even if you can’t sign up, which I totally understand, I’d appreciate you still sharing the word! With Christmas coming, this book will make a perfect gift. It’s got:

  • Action (who doesn’t like car chases?)
  • Humor (and not just from that Third Wheel Character, ha)
  • Fight scenes. Years of karate pays off with writing fight scenes, y’all.
  • It might break the fourth wall but you’ll have to read it to find out, mwuaha.
  • COLD WEATHER
  • Strong family relationships
  • Not-so-strong family relationships
  • Pain!
  • Lots of God’s saving Love!

 

Thank you so much for dropping by, and signing up, if you did! πŸ˜‰ This tour is going to be a blast and I cannot wait to celebrate with y’all. β™₯

God bless,

– Angela

 

ARE YOU AS EXCITED AS I AM? DID YOU SIGN UP? YA KNOW YA WANT TO!Β 

REVERIES CO. LAUNCH!

I have very exciting news, and if you follow me on any other social media, you’ve probably heard…

REVERIES CO. IS LIVE!

Reveries Co. helps authors achieve their goals with affordable prices and professional services.

Eep! I’m so excited for this, y’all. My friend Kellyn and I are the managers of this new company and we’ve got astounding feedback from our team and folks who helped proofread the website before launching. We thank y’all bunches!

The website is super cool and if you want more info (who is on our team, what services you can get, what I do haha), it’s open for you to stalk. Or browse. πŸ˜‰

Find Reveries Co. on these platforms:

Thanks for your time and please be sure to share this with your friends! We really want to help authors and need your help to get the word out there. God bless!

– Angela

 

PERFECTION

“No one will even read this. It’s terrible.”

“Someone will.” His voice was gentle, comforting. “Not every heart will need to hear these words, but even if it is just one… You will have glorified the King.”

Glorify the King. That’s what I wanted to do. Why else would I pour and weep over words on paper? Why else would I carve out worlds that the naked eye couldn’t see? Why else would the Creator give me imagination, or give me characters as if the were my heroes and friends?

“You’re words are not meant to pass away…” He picked up the wrinkled wad of paper from the dusty floor, smoothing it out on my desk. “God hasn’t given you a voice just so that you can ignore it because it hurts sometimes.”

“How can I be sure they’re right? What if the words are all wrong?” I asked, forcing my voice to be steady, but that question weighed in my heart like a stone.

“You can’t.” His blue eyes shown. “That’s the beauty of it all. There is not a truly perfect thing on this vast, stunning, complex world… There is no perfect piece of art or work that comes from a human’s hands. Only God is flawless. You’ll never be sure your words are perfect. Perfection does not equal good…” Indicating the paper before me, he smiled one of his warmest smiles. “To glorify God, strive to do so. Don’t strive for perfection.”

I stared at the blank piece of paper worn with wrinkles. “You have a lot of faith in me.”

“I’ve seen your face when you get a new idea, or see something that reminds you of one of your characters…” He crossed his arm against his chest. “You’ve got things to tell… and there will be people that need to hear you. Even if it’s just one.” A smirk. “Though I doubt it’s just one.”

Faith. I had faith in God’s Gift. And I’d glorify Him with it. Even if my words weren’t perfect.

 

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A few years ago, I read a book that briefly touched the subject of how there were a tribe of Native Americans that always left one flaw in their work. Be it a beautiful woven art piece, etc, they always made one mistake. This was done to remind them that only Creator was capable of perfection.

While I’ve forgotten which tribe this was (though I’ll be trying to find the answer!), this has stuck with me for a long time. Why? Because all I ever see is people striving for perfection. We don’t want to give God the honor of being Perfect. We want to achieve perfection ourselves.

And we can’t. We truly can’t. No many how many art classes you take, you won’t be a perfect artist. No matter how many books you write, you won’t be a perfect author. No matter how many times you practice a kata, you won’t be perfect.

God doesn’t want perfection. He wants us to seek Him. Honor Him. We can do that by having a heart for Him, no matter what we do, or how good we’re good at the task. There is beauty in doing so!

God bless,

– Ang

 

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE INDIAN TRIBE’S TRADITION? ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST?

EXCITING UPDATES

I have updates!

 

Exciting updates!

 

Or do I?

 

I DO! This is a ‘what’s going on in Angie’s life and how can she cram that into a fun post’ thing, mixed with important and fun updates! Sounds great, yes, friend?

 

— SIBLING NIGHT OUT!

Last night (Sunday), Tory, Kody, and I went to the movies to see Venom! It was way better than I anticipated and struck some inspiration for Biblical talk. We also dressed for the occasional — all black! — but Kody wore a black guy’s necklace, ha!

I gave Venom 4/5 stars and you can read my review (which doesn’t contain a content guide, since it is PG-13) here:Β VENOM REVIEW

 

— TRENCH IS OUT.

I bought it today (and stayed up till 12 AM when it first released, ha). It is so beautiful. My Dad listened to some of the songs with me and he really loved them. Twenty One Pilots has meant a great deal to me for over 3 years now and this album did not disappoint. I also will never be over the music video for My Blood.

 

— DRIVING.

And I’m still alive. Ha. My glasses have completely helped my eyes so it doesn’t give me a head ache to drive anymore.

 

— PACKING THINGS.

The update on our house situation is — we have not sold anything yet. But God is going to take care of us! We’re seeking God’s will and trying to be wise in the steps we take. Right now, that includes lots of packing and storage stuff. We’ll be living in 2 RVs and a school bus (which we’ll renovate!) until we move and are able to build another house.

 

— EDITINGΒ SEEK!

I have the world’s best betas, y’all. Seriously. My betas have offered helpful critique, kind words, grammar help, and reminded my characters cannot be in two places at once and only have two hands, haha! I kind of expected editing to be a nightmare, but compared to the alpha read, it really has not been as bad as I thought.

 

— SCHOOL.

I like school but let’s just leave it at I do not like having to draw the insides of a dissected worm.

 

— PLANS FOR JUMP.

I’m not doing NaNo this November because I’ll be finishing Seek for publishing. However, this November, I will try to be jotting down notes for JUMP’s revision. I have plans to submit JUMP to a publishing company and, in 2019, will be taking steps to accomplish that goal.

 

— AWAITING OKTOBERFEST.

It’s in one week and I LOVE THE OKTOBERFEST, Y’ALL. Funnel cakes, lots of books to browse through, junk, more junk, shiny things, happy people, silly people, weirdos, slushees, grass to sit in, trees turning golden — all of it and more in one stretch of road! It is fabulous.

 

— I AM OFFERING EDITORIAL SERVICES!

You heard me, friend! I’m now offering editorial services and consulting. You can take a look at the details on my new SERVICES page! I’m eager to work with fellow writers!

 

— EXCITING PROJECT WITH KELLYN ROTH!

In short, we’re putting together a business that offers affordable services to Indie authors! To find out MUCH more, check us out on Facebook! We’re in the works of getting our website up, so I’ll announce that when it happens. πŸ™‚

 

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That’s all for now, y’all! God bless.

– Ang

 

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?! SEEN ANY GOOD MOVIES? LET’S CHAT!