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on the power of showing up

note: I wrote this post in April of 2019 (pre-COVID). It's been sitting in my drafts for quite a while, but I think it's time for it to see the light of day. It's been helpful for me to reread over the past few months, especially as I continue to try to make an effort to write, and I hope it can be helpful to you, too. i got an invite to a writers' group a few months ago, and i had never felt like more of a fraud in my life. it had been months, if not years, since i'd felt like a writer. the proverbial well of words in my heart had dried up, it seemed, and i wasn't sure if it was ever coming back. i agreed to go out of a sense of helplessness—i'd identified as a writer ever since i could remember. if i'm not a writer, who am i?  i told myself that it was important to show up and act like a writer even when i didn't feel like one, because even though i hadn't been writing, i reassured myself, i still was a writer. but sometimes the words f

Websites? I've got those! {Day 22}

I am a website junkie. I love websites, as evidenced by the fact that I have a blog and follow many.

So, excuse me if this post is a little...scattered.

First off, I need to put up a blurb about one of my favoritest websites of all - NarniaWeb. I found out about NarniaWeb a few years back, when Prince Caspian was in pre-production. I think I was looking for who was going to play King Miraz. Since then, that's been my #1 source for Narnia news. (Because you all know I'm a Narnia fanatic.)

This past May, I finally got up the courage to ask my dad if I could join the NarniaWeb forums. I had lurked there for a while but never really thought about joining. One day I asked if he would let me join, he said yes, and that was that. I signed up as MountainFireflower - a little known alias of mine - and since then, I've been nicknamed Mountie, Miff, Fireflower, and Fie, among other things. I absolutely love the forums now. The camaraderie there is amazing - we're just one big group of Narnia fans talking about what we love. I've enjoyed experiencing the Games & Blogs, the movie discussion, and Ditto Town. There are so many things that have made me laugh there - such as Square Onions and whether Narnia has rubber. I have met so many amazing people there, and in many ways, it has been a great outlet for me to discuss one of my many fandoms. :P I even reconnected with Lia, one of the VERY first friends I met when I first started blogging five years ago! :D If you're a Narnia fan, please go check it out. It's so fun. :)

Okay, now I can continue to the other websites.

Kids of Faith Online Magazine - I started this magazine three years ago, and it's been amazing how God has used it in my life. It's been a long journey, but God, my friends, and I came together to present you KOF, a magazine all about Jesus, how he works in our lives, and childlike faith. I hope you visit! Our next issue is in the works. :)

Orli Mag - I was recently asked to be a writer for this magazine, and I am so, so, so excited, because it's the first time I'll be published in something that I don't manage. I've been published in KOF before, but this is something new and exciting. So go check it out!

Ashen Sky {Life} - My random blog. With my random friend. Ashley and I met this past November, and we started this blog to document our writing journey, since we've cowritten several, unpublished books together. If you're even remotely interested in our random ramblings about bacon and other such things, go check it out.

Blue Sky Graphics - My Pip and I started this blog to showcase the graphics we've made in our random bursts of inspiration. We recently moved to Blogger, and we're working on getting back on our feet. We make graphics for your use, so if you're interested, well... you know where to go. ;)

Okay, now that I've exhausted myself talking about me... me, me, me... it's about you. What are your favorite websites? (Please keep it G-rated. Thank you!)


  1. YAY!! I'M NOT THE ONLY NARNIA FANATIC!!! I officialy lovelovelove you!! Haha, and please tell me when something interesting happens, or blog about it!
    These other websites I haven't really heard of (except for your random blog and the graphics one) but I checked them all out and they're really cool!! Great post :))
    -Jocee <3

  2. Ahh, yes. Narniaweb. I suppose I should eventually get back there. ;)

    Thanks for the links, I love links!

    **wanders off looking for more links**


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