ain't we got fun tour | day five

Well, this has been a journey! Emily Ann and I have had so much fun visiting your blogs and sharing peeks into our world of Ain't We Got Fun. I only hope y'all have enjoyed it as much as I!

First of all, I feel I should apologize for this post appearing so late in the day. I had work this morning and early afternoon, and then I came home and crashed in my room to scroll through Facebook and breathe a bit. Here I am, now! Let's get on to the stops for today's tour.

Emily Ann guest posted on "The Pen of a Ready Writer" to talk about character creation ...

... Use [flaws] to stretch and change your character. Pride gets Gi in quite a few scrapes. Throughout AWGF, she’s constantly battling with it. Everytime she thinks she can tame her pride, it flares up again. It’s not until the end of the story that she finally makes headway into defeating this flaw. She realizes that she can’t do everything on her own, and that she needs to rely on God, not herself.

I also guest posted today, over at "Fullness of Joy." I decided to tackle the topic of meeting deadlines and remaining sane all at the same time. The post doesn't seem to be up yet, but I'll update you when it is. In the meantime, how about a sneak peek?

I'm going to go out on a limb again and guess that I'm not the only one who struggles with deadlines -- whether it be for writing, homework, blogging, et cetera. Therefore, I thought I would compile an Emily Approved list of Ways to Stay Sane While Meeting Deadlines.
1. Eat chocolate. And coffee.

Funny story, but ever since I met Emily Ann three years ago, her biggest piece of advice to me when I would have troubles with lack of inspiration was this: eat chocolate and drink coffee. There are countless times I've received this well-worn advice from her, and it's a good piece of advice. Whether it helps with inspiration or not, it does revive you a bit. Coffee = caffeine. Caffeine = a more awake author. Chocolate = happiness. Happiness = a more cheerful author. Both are rather necessary things for meeting deadlines.

One more tidbit of Ain't We Got Fun information for the day ... I'm not entirely sure who, but someone added our book to a list titled "Epistolary Fiction" on Goodreads! Thank you, anonymous friend who did so! It's currently 70 out of 338 books. This is where you come in! Let's try to get this little novella higher on the list. You can vote for it here. The more votes she gets, the higher on the list she goes!

Now, if you missed any of the blog posts this week, never fear! Below I've compiled the entire week's tour into a handy little list for you! (Okay, I actually copied and pasted it from Em's blog. Cough, cough.) Thank you again to all the bloggers who participated!


Book view by Audrey at THE MEASURE OF A BOOK.
Challenges and Joys of Writing Historical Fiction (a guest post by Emily Ann) at


Book review by Hanne-col at AIN'T WE GOT FUN.
Book review by Reyna at A PEACE OF THE PAST.
Incorporating Christianity Into One's Writing (a guest post by me) at APPLES OF GOLD.


The Writing Process of Ain't We Got Fun (a guest post by Emily Ann) at FULLNESS OF JOY.
Book review by Anne Marie at AM STATION.
Cover + Giveaway Info at LETTERS FROM AVONLEA.




How to Meet Deadlines and Remain Sane (a guest post by me) at FULLNESS OF JOY.
Character Creation (a guest post by Emily Ann) at THE PEN OF A READY WRITER.

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