VAVC #5 / / April-June


(This is a scheduled post that I will not be replying to comments to for several days because of my surgery last week. I can’t wait to come back and chat with you all!)


VAVC #5 from Ivy Rose on Vimeo.


Don’t forget to add your link to the Linkup!

The Very Awesome Vlog Challenge #5 / / April-June 2017

It’s that time again! First, make sure to watch everyone’s amazing vlogs from the fourth challenge.

Victoria @ Ruffles and Grace
Hope Ann @ Writing in the Light
Abi @ The Left-Handed Typist

Ivy @ Lakeside Publications

And, as promised, the winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card drawing is…


Congrats! You should get an email from Amazon shortly. :D



Questions for VAVC #5, April-June:

  1. If you were going to spend one year away from home in a cabin in the woods and were only allowed to bring ONE suitcase of belongings, what would you pack?
  2. Do you believe in “Writer’s Block”?
  3. What is one fiction book that helped you grow spiritually?


You have until June 15th to add your link on the Challenge Page. And remember, entering in the challenge also enters you to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Happy Vlogging!


VAVC #4 / / Feb-April


I’ll admit, I’m hesitant to post this very scatterbrained, rambly video. It’s LOOONNNNGGGGGG. I’m soooo sorry…. but I’m too lazy to redo it. So here you go, the raw and real Ivy, stumbling and blundering. -_-


VAVC #4 from Ivy Rose on Vimeo.


If you want to join in the NaNo Make-Up, click here to learn more!

And remember, there will be a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card for those who participate in the vlog challenge.

The Very Awesome Vlog Challenge # 4 / / Feb-April

It’s time for a new batch of questions! (Wondering what the VAVC is? Check out this page and watch the vlog there to learn more!)

Questions for #4, Feb-April Challenge:

  1. What is one of your favorite quotes?
  2. What book on your shelf has the most amazing cover?
  3. What is one book releasing in 2017 you are super excited about?


Also, I’m adding something to the challenge:

Whoever adds their vlog to the linker-upper on the VAVC page is automatically entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! How cool is that?!? (I mean…Amazon. Books. Yumminess. :) )

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Reminder / / VAVC #3

Okay, yes, I totally slacked off with the last vlog challenge. But just because I slacked doesn’t mean I’m giving up!!! There are 9 days left in this challenge before the new one begins. My vlog will be posted shortly! And I want to see yours, so let’s do the thing!



December-February Edition:

  1. In one sentence, what is your goal for the new year?
  2. What is your favorite restaurant?
  3. What was the very first story idea you remember getting?




Also, please note that the blog is under construction. I am trying to clean up the messes as I go, but it might be a disaster for a few days. ;)

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The Very Awesome Vlog Challenge #3, Dec-Feb Edition

As always, here I am–fashionably late to the party.  -_-



Before I announce the new fun stuff for #3, make sure you peek at the amazing bloggers who took part in #2!

Rebekah Eddy @ Rebekah’s Remarks

Hope Ann @ Writing in the Light

Abigayle Ellison @ The Left-Handed Typist

Ivy Rose @ Lakeside Publications


Great job, everyone! I loved watching your videos, and I know your blog readers did, too! Keep it up!



Now, for the December-February edition

  1. In one sentence, what is your goal for the new year?
  2. What is your favorite restaurant?
  3. What was the very first story idea you remember getting?


Alrighty, let’s see those videos! Ready, Set, GO!!!!

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The Very Awesome Vlog Challenge #2, Oct-Dec Edition

The VAVC is a bi-monthly link-up that anyone can join! All you have to do is answer my three questions in your vlog, post the video and add your link to the link-up below. Also, make sure to grab the image and link back to this page in your post.


(To learn more about VAVC, click here)


Questions for the Oct-Dec challenge:

  1. What book (other than the Bible) changed who you are as a person?
  2. How long have you taken writing seriously?
  3. What is one of your favorite holiday traditions?


After you post your video, don’t forget to come back and add your link to the widget on the Vlog Challenge page.


FYI, I’m aware that I totally screwed up and didn’t post the link-up widget right. I’m working on that. It *should* work this time around.

Also, if my blogging friends don’t do this–especially the ones who have said that they really should–I’m gonna start tagging you!!!! ;)  *evil laugh*

Ready, set, GO!!!! I wanna see your vlogs!


HELLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOO, everyone!!!!!!! :)


I have returned to the world of blogging. The month-long break was exactly what I needed. So amazing. Seriously, everyone should take a blogging break.


*ahem ahem*

Back to business. First and foremost is my VAVC #1 vlog!


VAVC #1 from Ivy Rose on Vimeo.


(Wondering what VAVC is? Click here to learn more!)


By the way, thank you amazing people who have participated in the challenge already. I’ve loved watching your videos! Keep them coming!


I have a few announcements. *drumroll*


Firstly, I WILL NOT be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. *sobbing* It’s so sad. I can’t believe it. I really want to do it, but unfortunately, it just isn’t going to happen. Even so, I wish all of you the best as you peruse your NaNoish writing endeavors. Have some fun for me. *sniff*


Secondly, in a few weeks, I will be publishing my very first short story, Even Through Rain. And guess what the best part is? It’s going to be FREE!!! That’s right, F-R-E-E free.

Want to see the cover?



*Squeals* Isn’t it awesome!?! I’m so excited.


And thirdly: You must wait. I can’t wait to tell you. It’s super big and exciting.


How’s that for a teaser? (Mwa hahahahaha!)


Over the past few weeks, my family went on an epic vacation. I was gonna post a bunch of pics, but that isn’t happening right now. But here is a short video for you to see of how I write when traveling.

RV writing from Ivy Rose on Vimeo.


Well, now that I’ve been absent for the past few weeks, you must tell me what YOU’VE been up to. How’s life treating you? Any new story news? Can’t wait to hear from all you lovelies!