Why Is It Taking Me So Long To Write The Second Elixir Book?

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 24, 2017 in Anecdote, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Family, Kylene, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

It’s been over four years since the ebook version of ELIXIR BOUND came out and over three years since the paperback version released (so forever in terms of publishing a companion novel). I’m sad to report that I’m only about 2/3 finished with the draft of the companion novel ELIXIR SAVED. And even once the draft is […]

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Gearing up for National Novel Writing Month 2016

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 31, 2016 in Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Elixir Saved, Kylene, NaNoWriMo, News, WIP, Writing, Young Adult |

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo). The idea is that crazy writers set aside the month of November in an attempt to draft 50,000 words of a novel. That’s approximately 1,667 words a day, including weekends and holidays. Before I had kids I actually did NaNoWriMo one year, the whole 50,000 words. […]

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When the Words are Gone Let the Pictures Speak

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 2, 2016 in Family, Kylene, Nature |

Another August 2nd. Another birthday my sister Kylene will never celebrate. I’m feeling at a loss for words this year. Maybe because I had so many words (and even some math) on her birthday post last year. Maybe because while things change day-to-day and year-to-year in my life, nothing changes for her. What else is there […]

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No Matter How You Do The Math, Death Just Doesn’t Add Up

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 2, 2015 in Anecdote, Family, Kylene |

Today would have been my sister Kylene’s 30th birthday. She died when she was 16, so it’s hard to even imagine what she would have been like at 30. We – her family and friends – all knew Kylene the girl and were just beginning to get a glimpse of the woman she was becoming. […]

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Blog in Review 2013

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 6, 2014 in Anecdote, Anna Staniszewski, Elixir Bound, Guest, Holidays, Kylene |

I hope the New Year is treating everyone well. I’m coming back to the blog feeling energized and excited about 2014. It’s shaping up to be a busy year and I’ll be sharing why at a later date (nothing like starting the year with a teaser 🙂 ). I’m keeping my writing in the bubble […]

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