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Finding Hope When All Seems Hopeless

At any point in time we can all feel hopeless.
We wake up to a flat tire. We left the headlights on overnight.
We're running late.

The computer crashes.
A kid is sick.
We fight with a loved one.

Writer's block!



All these things and more.

Anytime. Anywhere.

So how do we find hope when it feels like the world wants to chew us up and spit us out?



For me, I turn to God. I pray my little heart out. I read and meditate on God's promises for my life.

I call my husband. Talk to a friend. I reach out.

In my writing life, I seek out my critique partners and hunt the web for relevant blog posts.

There is hope. A new day comes tomorrow.

Sometimes, this works, sometimes, it doesn't. The hopelessness may last more than a day or two. Don't give up. Shake things up. Get a new perspective.


Kicking Out Hopelessness:

1. Remember you are loved.

2. Don't try to live this life alone. Reach out. Reach up. Grab on to life. Talk to someone about what you're feeling.

3. Take time for…

Eternal Sacrifice Cover Reveal! + GIVEAWAY!!

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Today, I'm thrilled to reveal the cover to the last book in the Mortal Enchantment series!! 
AND AND AND!!!
If you're new to the series, this is the BEST TIME to check it out!!!
THE SHADOW PRINCE & MORTAL ENCHANTMENT are currently available for FREE on Amazon April 24th-April 28th!!!! 
EEEEEEKKKK!!
So pick up your copies NOW!!!

Click HERE for Links to FREE BOOKS!!!

And now, here is the cover of the last book in the series, ETERNAL SACRIFICE!!! Drum roll, please...



Click HERE to add this book to your Goodreads TBR! As promised, here is the Gift Card CONTEST!!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

PLAY ON Release Day! + GIVEAWAY

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Play On by Michelle Smith is out today! 

Giveaway at the bottom of the post! Win a copy of the book, Amazon gift card, or bookmarks!




In the small town of Lewis Creek, baseball is everything. Especially for all-star pitcher Austin Braxton, who has a one-way ticket out of town with his scholarship to a top university. All that stands between him and a new start is one final season. But when Austin starts flunking Chemistry, his picture-perfect future is in jeopardy. A failing grade means zero playing time, and zero playing time means no scholarship.

Enter Marisa Marlowe, the new girl in town who gets a job at his momma's flower shop. Not only is Marisa some home-schooled super-genius, she's also a baseball fanatic and more than willing to help Austin study. As the two grow closer, there's something about Marisa that makes Austin want more than just baseball and out of Lewis Creek--he wants a future with her. But Marisa has a past that still haunts her, one that she ran all the …

PLAY ON Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Today I'm so excited to be a part of the PLAY ON blog tour with an AWESOME character interview! The publisher, Spencer Hill, is generously gifting a copy to one lucky winner so make sure to enter the giveaway below.

Here's more about the book and the character of the day, Marisa!



In the small town of Lewis Creek, baseball is everything. Especially for all-star pitcher Austin Braxton, who has a one-way ticket out of town with his scholarship to a top university. All that stands between him and a new start is one final season. But when Austin starts flunking Chemistry, his picture-perfect future is in jeopardy. A failing grade means zero playing time, and zero playing time means no scholarship.

Enter Marisa Marlowe, the new girl in town who gets a job at his momma's flower shop. Not only is Marisa some home-schooled super-genius, she's also a baseball fanatic and more than willing to help Austin study. As the two grow closer, there's something about Marisa that makes A…

Hello Spring!

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Okay, wow, I haven't been here since November! I have, however, been over at Revision Warriors! Check out my blogs here.

I'm so excited it's SPRING! And in a sense, I'm doing some spring cleaning by updating here and also sharing some things that have/are happening.

So I finished NaNo! I'm revising and rewriting that beast right now. It's name is BLOOD & BONES and I'm soooooo very, very, very excited about it. The genre is YA and it's a supernatural horror fantasy. That's a mouthful, but... it is what it is! The story takes place in a world that reflects the Ottoman Empire for those who took Humanities in college. *wink* And it has pirates and all sorts of evil that doesn't seem evil until it melts your skin off. So much fun!

Next up on the writerly front, I signed up for DFW Writers Conference! I'm so excited about it! If you're in the DFW or North Texas area, I would highly recommend going. They have a great line-up of agents and …