Greetings Seekers! It has been too long since we crafted a blog post for your consumption. Thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the long, arduous process of writing, editing, and attempting to publish our debut novel. Trials of the Innermost has yet to find a home with a literary agency, and that brings us to today’s topic: publish or perish. We have endured the hardships of countless rejections. Our mental fortitude has taken a beating–yet we are not being told ‘your story isn’t good enough.’ On the contrary, our story has received praise from multiple agents. They ultimately passed because it ‘just wasn’t forRead More →

Kristina read an exercise in a How to Write book that went something like this: “How do you define a story? There’s no right or wrong answer. What makes a good story to you? After you’ve written it down, read it. Does your writing fit your definition? If not, why are you writing?” Both of us could write paragraphs on the topic, but below are the short versions. What a story is to Kristina.  A story is a portal through which the reader may choose to step, finding the same words that have been used by countless others for centuries arranged in such a wayRead More →

We have exciting news for you Seekers! – for us, and we hope you share in our joy as well. We completed the editing phase for our manuscript, Trials of the Innermost! This may be a repeat update if you follow our social media accounts. (This image of pure joy and relief from Gandalf sums it up quite nicely) What are we up to now? The next phase in our adventures on the path to publishing is sending out query letters to potential agents. We are also sharing How We Write on our YouTube channel. Two videos are available for your viewing pleasure. First, our origin story (how we started theRead More →