Book Writing Update

Hello everyone!

If you’ve been wondering why my blog posts have become scarce, it’s because I’ve been busy trying to finalize my story Monster on the writing platform wattpad. So far, I have published five chapters, so please check them out and let me know what you think! They certainly have plenty room for improvement. I’m hoping to get some feedback from readers on what they like, don’t like, or get confused about.

Click below to read my work in progress, Monster.

Or follow me on Wattpad to never miss a chapter!

Let me know what you think of the story so far. You can post comments here or directly on the story on wattpad. I’ll try to keep everyone posted on my progress!


Jill Jerkins-winner of glowing tree prompt

We had one participant for last week’s writing prompt. Jill Jerkins, our winner by default. Great story, Jill! Here you guys go. Here’s what Jill thought about the scene . . .

He held his breath as the silver edges of the moonlight broke across the tops of the ruins and spilled to the floor. This was it. Everything he had been waiting for for thirty years. He froze for a moment when the moon illuminated nothing but the broken stones at the center of the courtyard. All for nothing, his mind wept. Then he saw the spark. A tiny illumination in the crack of stones. He stepped forward but his steps were halted by the beautiful growth before him. The spark changed and grew and twisted. One flame became six became twelve, became thirty, all twisting together and winding in a blaze of silvery trails until before him stood a brilliant blazing tree made of white fire and moonlight. The entire courtyard warmed in its light.
“Oh Helen, I made it, honey” he cried. And the tree glowed brighter.

Writers Wanted!

As you may or may not have noticed, I have posted only one interview with a writer so far. I really have been trying to get more voices on here, but I get either no response from those I reach out to or they say they’re interested but won’t respond past that. Please, if you are a writer (no, you don’t have to have been published), feel free to contact me to talk about your journey or struggles as a writer. Let me know what stage of writing you are in and if you’re willing to share your story. Thank you wonderful people!


“We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”

-The Doctor

Welcome to LivingLitUp! Just in case you are wondering what this blog will be about, my goal for LivingLitUp is to provide book reviews on whatever I happen to be reading at the time, offer some writing inspiration through prompts and images, and include stories of writers’ journeys from idea to publication. My hopes for this blog is that it will become a place for fellow readers and writers to connect on something they love and be able to encourage each other to either keep reading that book they’ve been carrying around for months or to finish writing that novel that won’t finish itself. Continue reading