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Shouts of Joy

A collection of gushes

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Joelle Duran
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Day-to-day gratitudes and accomplishments in the life of Joelle Duran

My Heartfelt Gratitude...




2018 is here, bringing me to eleven years since the worst period of my life during the hell year of 2007. As ever, I must express my unending gratitude for those who blessed me in those black months--most of all by following along with my life in shouts_of_joy and caring enough to leave a note. Also by remembering me in their prayers--so precious every one of them! And of course the blessings of a note, email, or phone call. I am so graateful for those wonderful people, their kindness, their mercy and compassion, and also to those who displayed simple decency, of which there can never be too much in this world. Thank you, thank you! Were it not for you, my Geren novels would remain forever incomplete, my novellas would not exist, The Chronicles of Delarun and The Fourth Emissary would never be written, and the Triune novels would never have been started. I can never thank you enough, but I'm trying once again!




What to say? I'm Christian, determined to be forever single, and am 42 years of age. I've a great love for God's creation, and I've loved fantasy and fantasy stories since I discovered The Lorax and The Hobbit as a kid. Now I'm long out of college and working a good job in the 'real world,' with no more pets, and a small horde of houseplants sharing my home.

Being the contrary sort that I am, not only do I want to get collections of icons that break no copyright laws...I also want a journal that's just for positives! Quite enough bitching and ranting out on the web; here is the utter opposite.

I've been posting here regularly for over eleven years now, and most of my entries are about the daily joys of things I've seen, experienced, or accomplished. (I try to spare the world the disturbing experience of continual gushes about t'DoL.)

So that's what is in this journal. Happy gurgles, thankful blathering, grateful gushing...just burbles of delight as this lover of sorrow expresses her joy.

"Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!"
Psalm 126:5





My passion in life revolves around a set of five books comprising a huge fantasy story, of which I'm currently rewriting the fourth. As for writing itself...I hate it. The only reason I can make myself write is because my love for the characters in my stories (primarily the Defender of Life) is strong enough to overwhelm that dislike. If my love for him ever dies, then I shall write no more...but I'm not worried about that happening!

February of 2018 brought me to the twenty-fifth anniversary of when I first started drawing a man with wings bright-hued like a parrot's and wondered who he was... Now I'm more insane about him, and all his world, than ever. It has been quite a momentous 'chase,' and I look forward to where my pen will take me.





My Stumping Grounds
Avarii Wings
Triune books place
last updated Apr 18, 2017
  Shout of Joy  
My 'Misc LJ'
last updated Feb 19, 2018
FictionPress
  Hope's Passage and poems  
Vue Portfolio
Assorted CGI art


Stories Resources
Stories Descriptions Stories Timeline Map Mania!
  Pronunciation Guide     What's cooking...     Beginnings  


Writing Projects
Name   Word Count   Status   Latest Progress  
  Relentless 5,930     Complete!     Feb 19, 2018
  The Deceptions of Hu-Havenn 19,640     Complete!     Nov 13, 2017
  The Desolation of Triune 3,800     Stopped     May 2, 2017

 





Anything Goes in 2018
Book Visit
  Crazy Love by Francis Chan   2nd
  The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin   Nth
  Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick   2nd



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