Life and Writing Updates!

Last week we had two lots of international visitors stop by πŸ˜€ One lot was my uncle and cousin from Germany (so exciting to finally meet my cousin!) and the other was someone from America. We took both lots on a tour of our farm in typical Compton style–on the back of our farm ute. I LOVE riding on the tray of the ute with the wind on my face, taking in the amazing scenery. It’s exhilarating and always makes me glad to be alive!! We were able to show them the ultimate Aussie experience–kangaroos and emus all in one glance. πŸ˜€ Plus at the moment we have calves and lambs. God certainly has blessed us richly!


I didn’t achieve anything writing wise last week. πŸ™ But I’m hoping this week will be more productive. I’m currently working with my editor onΒ Jayne’s Endeavour, and we’re up to the last chapter, but it’s been giving me a few troubles! So there’s been a bit of a hold up. I’m praying that I’ll be able to move past that and get to a final mop up and read through. I’d certainly appreciate your prayers as well! Then it’ll be forward march to the final stages before release–typesetting, proof reading, and finally proof copies!

Writing, editing, and publishing a book is such a long and huge process!! πŸ˜€ I’m glad that we can often only see one step of life at a time–not just writing wise. Otherwise, we’d probably crumble before the upcoming challenges. God is such a merciful and gracious Father.


β€œLet not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;

— Civilla D. Martin


4 responses to “Life and Writing Updates!”

  1. You have family in Germany? So neat! My ancestors are from there, came over to the states in 1755 (technically the colonies, lol), so I’m interested by anything and everything German…minus the not so great wwii history.

    Hope your edits go well! I can sympathize fully!

    1. That’s cool! We have ancestors who lived over there too–I guess that is probably part of the reason my uncle moved over there. It can be quite interesting the mix of nationalities in your ancestry! πŸ˜€
      Have you read Alone, Yet Not Alone? It’s set in 1755 and is based on a true story, and the family migrated from Germany to America. It’s one of my favourite books! I wonder if your ancestors were caught up in any of the conflict between the settlers and the Native American Indians.

      πŸ˜€ Thanks! I’m sure you can!! I appreciate the effort that goes into writing a book so much more now that I’ve written one.

  2. I’ve not read the book, but my grandpa loaned us the movie. It’s certainly on my to buy list! You know, it’s possible that that’s the reason he moved to North Carolina! I always wondered why he didn’t stay in Pennsylvania! That would make so much sense!

    1. I really enjoyed the movie too! πŸ˜€

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