April 1, 2014 - UPDATE

There comes a time when the "ABOUT" page on a website needs an overhaul. It's not an easy task. When Holly and I began our blogging journey in 2012, almost a year before actually unleashing It's a Matter of Moments for the world (our tolerant and supportive friends and family) to see, we spent DAYS creating this introduction. In fact, we thought it was quite clever.

Now that we have been blogging just over a year, some things ABOUT us have changed. So we bring to you an addendum to our original list. Please note, all of the original tenets of the list apply.

1. We have written a book together. It's book one of a series (we have a synopsis for book two) about a group of college students who discover that they have been brought together at Yale to develop their supernatural powers in order to fulfill a three-hundred year old legend that will ultimately restore humanity. The genre in New Adult magical realism and it is told from the perspectives of Emily - the Healer, and John - the Listener, who fall in love while learning how to harness their powers. With a blend of contemporary fantasy, romance and historical fiction, POWER OF 7 will appeal to fans of recent hits like The Mortal Instruments and classics such as Harry Potter and Twilight. (Yes, we really did attempt to create the TRIFECTA!) What can I say, we write what we LOVE!

2. We are actively seeking representation by a literary agent. That's typically the first step of getting traditionally published. Three agents are currently reviewing our FULL manuscript, all 84,000 words of it. Our fingers are crossed that one of them will like it enough to work with us but while we wait, we continue to send out sample pages and query letters to agents. You can read more about this process here.

3. We are writing for the Orange County Register and our articles appear most Fridays in the Canyons-local section. We post them here too, or sometimes our extended versions. (You would be surprised how hard it is to limit an article to 550 words.) Our editor, Kelli Hart, is GREAT!

4. We have partnered with some other great bloggers, we are participating in writerly efforts with fellow writer-types, and continue to focus on local outreach, following our goal to make moments matter. And that starts by having faith in God, loving on our families, serving our community and trying to make the world a better place.

If you'd like to us to write for you, or you're interested in writing a guest post for It's a Matter of Moments, please email us. We'd love to connect with you!

Thanks for visiting!

{Jenn and Holly}

January 1, 2013

Welcome...thanks for visiting. We began this endeavor many, many months ago with some big ideas and a healthy dose of enthusiasm. After quite a bit of soul-searching and intentional plotting, we are finally here, ready to share what we're all about. To make it easy, we offer this list:

1. We are Holly and Jenn. We are great friends and we're in this together.

2. We are moms and wives and sisters and friends. We are inspired to make all of our moments matter, whether they're with our husbands, our children, our family members, our friends, or simply enjoying something lovely, like spending time with YOU!

3. We are Christians. We are inspired by the beauty of God's GREAT earth and with that, we include BIG things like relationships, outreach and love, and also little things like Pinterest and books and blogs...almost anything with an offering of beautiful inspiration.

4. We are lovers of all things literary. We read and write with abandon which means late nights, lots of caffeine, and a compulsion to one day, pen a creation worthy of placement between a hard-bound cover.

5. We LOVE lists. We are inventors, followers, crosser-outers and slaves to our lists, like to-do's, groceries, must-read books, blog post ideas, resolutions, the LIST goes on. In fact, you are reading one of our most TRUE and important lists.

6. We are flawed. We are searching for our rhythm. We are constantly looking for ways to improve ourselves, make our lives run more smoothly, and still have time to do the things that make us who we are.

7. We are aiming for AUTHENTIC - always. We are a little nervous about this BIG blog world and we promise to be honest and real about our journey. Any feedback is welcome but we would be especially grateful for the positive type, seeing that we're feeling all open and vulnerable here.

8. We are dreamers and treasure-hunters. We have visions of where we're going and who we want to be. We have a deep-routed and sincere wish for this to be a place to encourage, inform and maybe help you chase a dream or two.

9. We are Holly and Jenn and we look forward to trading our tips and treasures throughout all those moments that matter. We hope that you will join us.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to meet you Holly and Jenn. I look forward to reading much more of your writing.