My Sweeties (Pics)


I know this is a blog about writing, but I couldn’t resist showing off the boys in my life 🙂 This was the photo on our “Christmas card”–

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This is D trying to look like Bryan lol–

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And this is the photo taken of the two of us at our wedding dinner–

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I know, adorable 😉 Today I will be working on the outline for my novel. Wish me luck!

~Alli Day

Catching Up


How do you catch up on a lifetime of experiences? How do you find the truth when all you’ve ever known is lies?

I lived in a cage for 17 years. I was isolated from the real world and bought into the fantasy that life follows a certain formula. I thought I was right and everyone else was going to hell because that’s what I was taught. When I was exposed to reality for the first time, it was like culture shock. Everything I had been taught for years crumbled to the ground and I had to start over. There was so much I didn’t know that I started pretending I knew what people were talking about. The more I learned, the more confused I became.

This is why I haven’t been writing lately. There’s so much I still have to learn that I don’t even know where to start. I was raised in a very conservative Christian environment where I was sheltered from almost everything except Christianity. When I first started talking to people outside my environment I barely knew about anything fantasy, yet I was trying to write it.  So I’m taking a little time to get caught up on fantasy lore and other things before I start writing fantasy again because I want my story to be the best it can be. I don’t want to write about what I don’t know.

I’m making a lot of progress, and one thing I’ve really gotten into is World of Warcraft (which by the way is AWESOME and not at all the “boys only” game I once thought). If you need a crash course on all things fantasy, that’s the game/story to get into. Plus it’s just plain fun. And there’s a new expansion coming out. It’s called “Mists of Pandaria.” Check it out.

So yeah, I’ve been away playing games and reading so my novel will be kick-arse when I come back. I’m getting a lot of ideas and the break has been quite refreshing. I have also discovered my other calling through this down time, and that is photography. I’m good at it and I love doing it, which is always the perfect combination.

This is probably the most honest post I’ve ever written, and I feel that was necessary. Thanks for sticking with me! More to come soon!

~N.L.

Fabulous…Monday?


Yes I know, the words don’t even belong in the same sentence. But behold, it is possible!

This is where I went today with the kids I babysit–

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It’s right there in their subdivision! Cool, or what??

 

We had a fantastic time today rocking out to the likes of “Beautiful Soul” and “Dynamite,” chasing bubbles, and getting WET. And it was perfect weather. And when work was over, I sped down the road with the music (and the bass) turned up. And now I’m chilling on a gloriously comfy couch writing this. And God is good. Put those all together, and it was a GREAT day.

Don’t worry, I’m still working on my various writing projects! I will start work on the Siranai pilot episode pretty soon, but first I want to know EXACTLY what I’m doing so I’m going to go beat it out. Like right now. So, later readers!

“This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

 

~N. L.