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Two Book Give Away--Contest Ends 10/15/09
Winner Announced: Kayla! See post below for full details!


Melissa Rose

What Do You Listen To When You Write?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Productive Sunday

It has been a productive, if rather boring day. We had church here, really good teaching about asking, seeking, and knocking and the relationship found in prayer. Artchick brought up the song by Garth Brooks Unanswered Prayers and while I don't like all of that song, I do agree that some of His greatest gifts, are the prayers He answers with 'no'. Although some of the hardest times in my life have come from 'no's as well. Mom went through breast cancer instead of being healed miraculously of it, my grandmother died a long and painful death from esophageal cancer instead of going quickly into eternity, and my father lost his job instead of being one of the ones that were allowed to stay at his company. I had to watch those I love more than anything else in this world suffer and hurt and I was the one that could do absolutely nothing to rescue them from their pain and their heartache. And I don't know why Christ said no to my asking for my Mom to be healed without surgery, or why He didn't take Grammy sooner and painlessly, or why Dad had to be humiliated and wrestle with the darkness of thinking that he had failed our family. But I do know that He loves me, and while I struggle with really truly believing and understanding that, I know that my ability to understand His love doesn't change it.

I watched or partly watched Shrek, Hitch, Curse of the Were Rabbit, and Miss Potter today while working on some things for the signing. One is now 98% finished and the second is 75% finished so I feel like I have a better hand on those things. I still need to get dimensions of the actual table we'll be using at the signing and figure out if we can jam, I mean put all four authors behind the one table. But all in all, it was a productive day.


WayneThomasBatson said...

I cannot wait to see what kind of COOL stuff you come up with! But, seriously, don't overburden yourself. I know you've got a full plate. We're just grateful that you've given us a warm place to come and share our books.

everlastingscribe said...

:-D Hey, this is what I do to relax. If I wasn't doing it for the signing, I'd be doing it for something else. And, I've been writing too. Gosh if feels good, haven't really written this year just because I wanted to. ;)

Poll Results

What Do You Notice First About A Book?
RESULTS! Closed 11/11/09

My attention's always grabbed by the cover-53%

I look on the spine for the author's name-6%

The thicker books are the one that grab my notice-26%

I open the book up to the middle and burry my nose in the pages, sniffing. Scent is important-0%

I flip the book over, ignore the cover and the spine and get to the book blurb-13%

Pick Your Weapon! RESULTS! Closed-11/03/09

Hand and Half Sword-16%
Long Bow-25%
Pen-25 %

What Kind of Fan Are You? RESULTS! Closed-10/22/09

Shy. I like reading books but I don't want to meet the authors-15%

Avid. I've read everything my favorite author has written!-38%

Curious. I've e-mailed my favorite author or left comments on the blog and asked them questions-38%

What Kind of Word Smith Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/15/09

I focus on setting-22%
I focus on dialogue-22%
I focus on action-22%
I focus on characters-33%

What Kind of Reader Are You? RESULTS!-Closed 10/07/09

I try and guess where the story is going to go-44%
I read the book and think how I would have written it differently-0%
I race through the story, riding the words like a rollarcoaster-22%
I race through the book and then go back and read my favorite parts again and again-33%

What Kind of Writer Are You? RESULTS!

Character first--1%
Plot First--4%
Balanced Between Plot and Character--5%
All Over The Place--5%

So All Over The Place and Balanced Between Plot and Character tie for the win! All I can say is that there must be some wicked stories out there. I can't wait to read them!

Scribe is Listening to:


Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Sound Track.

Books on CD: The Moving Finger Read by Martin Jarvis. Original story by: Agatha Christie

Scribe is Reading:

I am? COOL!

I'm apparently referring to myself in the third person too. Go figure.


Nightmare's Edge by: Bryan Davis

The Invention of Hugo Cabert (Caldecott Book) by: Brian Selzinck-FINISHED. Mind blowing! Every storyteller should read this book.

FEARLESS by: Max Lucado-FINISHED. Excellent!

NLT Chronological 24/7 Bible paperback
NASB Online at Bible Gateway


Psalm 49

Psalm 49
A Psalm of Repentance

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