Moving to AprilMackWrites

An exit sign

This spot at The Lovely Fickleness has served me well in that it taught me what I do and don’t want to write about. It’s also taught me where my strengths and weaknesses lie. It’s been a good teacher to me, even though its audience didn’t grow as I had hoped.

I know why it didn’t grow. I talked about myself, published inconsistently, and half my posts were fillers. That’s not fun to read.

Instead, I’ve decided I want to write about where Christianity and minimalism intersect. I want to help overwhelmed moms feel in control again and find inner calm. I want to show them how minimalism is a tool we can use to calm down not only our outer lives by paring down our stuff, but also our inner lives by pinpointing our values, removing the excess to create margin, and refocusing our attention on God.

However, I also want to keep writing fiction. I went through a really tough time as a teenager, and it was my faith and reading novels that got me through it. It’s important to me to give back to my old self, to current teenaged girls who desperately need a safe escape. Though the stories themselves come to me freely, I found it difficult to blog around them. At the same time, I am spilling over with things I want to blog about in regards to faith and minimalism.

I could have just started that up here, but it’s hard to know what I’m about with a phrase like “the lovely fickleness.” So, I’ve decided to work under my name instead. My two audiences may not overlap, but both my fiction and my nonfiction are written by me. I am the mantle that covers both worlds.

As such, I will be saying goodbye to If you’re one of the few who follow me here and are interested in reading more of what I write, you can find me at I look forward to seeing you there!

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