Tuesday, February 22, 2011


So, as some of you who follow me on YouTube or read my other blog (HERE) may know, on February 28th, 2011 I will begin writing again. 

I will have been out of writing for a full six months (people, that's half a year) and it will be half a year since I lost my beloved cousin, SGT Jimmy, in Afghanistan.  Since having lost him, as I may have already talked about, I wasn't feeling much like writing the story that I had been - Solace.  He was a large part of the inspiration that sparked the story and that was really painful for me to think about, that a HUGE inspiration to me was gone.  Someone who had started a HUGE thing in me wasn't in my life anymore.  It wasn't only painful, but it was freaking scary.  So much can change in so little's really mind-blowing.

So, like I said, at the six month mark I will start writing again.  It won't be Solace.  It'll be a project that is about losing my cousin.  Or maybe not losing him completely...Ugh, I really want to tell you guys what it's about, but I know I can't. 

I'd really like to go through the first draft of this project quickly, but knowing me...well, that could very well not happen.  There's going to be a lot of crap to shift through and push through, but I'm faithful that I can get through it.  I've gotten through everything this far, yeah?, so how hard can this be? 

I'd like to use the blog as a type of journal tracking my progress and ranting/blogging about things that occur to me or make me mad while writing.  However, I tend to use my personal blog more for this option, so if you guys haven't ever visited my personal blog, you should most definitely check in there often.  (LINK, again) Maybe I'll do weekly progress reports or something.

I'm really excited to get feedback from my family and friends who have offered/been forced into reading early drafts, but in order to do this, I must first go back to the beggining of the end...oohhh I kind of like that...IT'S MINE YOU CAN'T TAKE IT! (Although, I'm pretty sure I'm not the first to use it...)


Corey_Parsley said...

You are truly inspiring. You have managed to push through some pretty tough times and you still held onto your dreams. I honestly visualize a day in the future that we're reading each others books, going to our book signing, and having some good conversations. When those days come it will be the end of dream chasing worries, but the beginning of many a blessed things.

God Bless and Happy Writing!


Hanna said...

@Corey - I can't thank you enough for this comment. It came at a much needed time. This morning I woke up and saw the date and realized I start writing in two days. For some reason, I got really scared. But this comment has not only calmed my fears, but made my morning much better. So thank you.

And yes, I'll definitely read whatever you write and will be first in line at your book signings!!


Corey_Parsley said...

Well I am very happy to have helped! It means a lot to me that a fellow writer and sister in christ continues to live and dream.