Whew! | HOTH Sneak Peek #5


It’s been a while! Upon coming home from our evacuation, the house was completely fine and we just had to do yard work and clear a bunch of limbs. And also replace our fence or repair it or something. Thank you so much for praying—you guys are seriously some of the sweetest people ever! Your comments never fail to make my day. You are all absolutely amazing. :’)

I’ve been a very bad Madi and haven’t even taken a glance at DWOD or MG since my last post—I hope none of you thought I was in a mid-life crisis with hurricane house restorations or anything—but you didn’t expect any different, right? Welcome to blog scheduling with Madi, where anything can happen and probably will.

I’m busy working on my novel—some of you know it as Loyalty Book I, but I’m completely revising it and Loyalty probably won’t be the name of the series. Revising it is a lot of work, and I’m learning a ton of things about the art of writing that many published authors don’t even know. 😮

Studying and developing a gift is hard stuff, but I’m excited to see where God takes this in publishing. I just have to remember to slow down and wait for His timing on everything… if you know me, I love pushing the pedal through the floor and zooming right on ahead at full speed. >:)

^ What the floor of my room currently looks like. No, seriously. That’s my room. That’s also my gif.

Working on my novel as much as I possibly can has taken up most of my time, leaving me to be a horribly evil Madi as usual and NEGLECT MY BLOGS AND YOU GUYS.


I do apologize. You guys are so nice and I’m so mean. After four years and ten months of blogging you’d think I’d do better.

Caught in the act of novel-workery!

But nope! I’m just your friendly—and sometimes not-so-friendly—evil neighborhood Madison. *salutes*

That said, I’m attempting to get back full-swing into working on HOTH! I just have four more parts to shoot and then I can release the first part.

I’m really excited. I wanted to post a few favorite HOTH photos I’ve shot over the past few weeks as a sneak peek until everything else is finished. Then season 3 can officially start!

Pranks. Season 3 definitely has its fill of pranks.

Yeah, she doesn’t look too happy. I would suggest running while you still have the chance.

Did a dutch braid bun on Jasmine—it’s so pretty! Buuut it makes her look younger, which isn’t exactly what I wanted since Jasmine plays Mrs. Taylor… but oh well. I had spent a while on the hairstyle and I’m impatient so it’s just gonna have to work.

Last one! I just thought Ellie looked super cute in this photo. I usually brighten my dolls’ eyes in photos (shhh I’m supposed to look good) but I left them alone in this pic.

This setting is really weird, because it has good lighting in the front and terrible lighting in the back. Boy was it a struggle to balance it out. 😩 Spoiler alert: I failed. The pictures will show it. 😉

Okay. I lied. Symptom of an evil Madi. This is the last photo. I’m not particularly asking you to guess what’s happening in each photo in this post, but you can if you want!

Or, if you were naturally curious like me and already planning on guessing on one or more because you’re cool, GOOD JOB.

Well, I’d better get back to working on my novel. I have two more character arcs to plot and a contagonist to flesh out before I can move on with my linear scene-by-scene outline… and then at least 150 pages of structuring to do. Yeesh! Wish me luck. 😩

Don’t forget to read the reveal of the guest star if you haven’t already!

How have you been? Still excited for HOTH or nah since I’ve taken so long? Any guesses on any of the photos?

Love you guys! Praying for you as always! And of course, you can always drop me a specific prayer request at madison[at]powerofGOD[dot]com.

2017-09-28T18:25:49+00:00 September 28th, 2017|56 Comments


  1. Josie September 28, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    lol first

    • Madison
      Madison September 28, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply


      • Josie September 29, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

        Now that I’ve actually read the post… 😆 HEHE NOVELING. Also I’m reading the rest of HOTH to be sassy and since I’ve been reminded of it. Emma Grace approves. *nods*

        • Madison
          Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:23 pm - Reply

          😆 HEHE FUN. Ooh, yay! *pats self on back due to Emma Grace’s approval*

      • Bethany September 29, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

        Madi, I have tried to comment twice and it hasn’t worked. I will probably email you if this comment doesn’t work. Just thought you’d want to know. PS. If this comment does go through IAMSOEXCITED ABOUT HOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Madison
          Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:23 pm - Reply


  2. Bethany September 28, 2017 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    HI MADI!!!!!! This is Bethany, remember me? The fashion-crazy fan of Jasmine? So, I was wondering if you would like to go check out me and my sister’s blog! It’s www. agdolldreams.wordpress.com . You can comment if you want. I’d be honored. xD I mentioned your blog in my first post, I hope you don’t mind. IAMSOEXCITED FOR HOTH!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! I love just hogging the computer for, like, HOURS reading and rereading HOTH!!!!!! Well, anyway, yeah. If you can, please check out my blog. 😁
    Your sis in Christ,


    • Madison
      Madison October 4, 2017 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      Hi, Bethany! I just checked out your blog, followed, and commented!

      AND YYYAAYYY! I’m so glad you’re excited for HOTH! And AWWW, that means so much! You’re so sweet!

  3. Jewel September 28, 2017 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Your not evil Madi, but I am glad the production of HOTH is a go! Can’t wait to see more!!!! Your pics are great! I’m really interested to see why Connor is under the bed in the first pic… XD

    I’m not sure if I told you this yet, but I recently started a photo series (called The 30’s) that you should totally check out.
    Here’s the link to all the parts so far: http://www.dollnotebook.com/photo-story-series.html

    • Madison
      Madison October 4, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      Awww, thanks! 😉 YAY I’m super excited to finish shooting the parts!

      LOL! You’ll see… 😉

      P.S. I just checked it out and commented! It’s epic!

      • Jewel October 5, 2017 at 7:13 am - Reply

        Thanks so much!

  4. Olivia Bell (aka Livy) September 28, 2017 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I am so happy that you and your family and your home are all safe an sound! That’s an answered prayer! 😀 I’m excited for HOTH!! I loved the photos! I’m glad you’re working on your novel, writers must write, write, write! Haha! 😉 I’ve been doing good, I’ve been pushing it to get the next issue of my magazine finished, it’s 66 pages already! Haha! It releases on Sunday, so I hope you enjoy it if you get to take a peek! 😀 Did you like the picture of Josefina I sent you?

    Love and hugs to my favorite Madi who is neither evil or mean. 😉

    • Madison
      Madison October 4, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Me, too! Amen! 😀 YAY! Hahaha, yes! 😉 Ooh, I saw that! I totally hope to check the issue out if I have time (new computer time limits restrict my ability to do things, sorry about that!) I loved it, I replied to your email!

      AWWW, thanks, Livy!! 😉

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  6. Tess September 28, 2017 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Epic! Can’t wait. Your stories are always so awesome.

    • Madison
      Madison October 4, 2017 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much!

  7. Olive September 29, 2017 at 8:18 am - Reply

    pfffht, don’t you know madi? The more you leave us hanging, the more we want to know!
    oooooh, pranks! >:D
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    p.s. I made another ninjago edit, and it will probably get on my blog at some point, but I’m (unintentionally) taking a break, so I think I’ll just make it my profile, so then you can see it now. 😛

    • Madison
      Madison October 5, 2017 at 11:23 am - Reply

      Ooh, really? In the case… >:D JK XD


      P.S. OOH I SAW IT. It’s awesome! XD

      • Olive October 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm - Reply


        Most crazily, ~Olive

        p.s. thank youuuuuuuuu! 🙂

  8. Sassafras September 29, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

    I’m glad your house is okay! I’m still very excited for HOTH–I actually am excited to read any of your posts–and I liked seeing all the sneak peak photos in this post. 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison October 5, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! And awww, that means so much! I’m so glad! 😀

  9. JR.JEANSK8 September 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!! You’re all right!!!! I saw the words evacuation and the house and I just started praying!

    • Madison
      Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      AMEN!! Awww, thank you so much! You’re AWESOME.

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    • Madison
      Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:24 pm - Reply


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  12. AAG October 1, 2017 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    No no no, you’re not bad. I haven’t posted on my blog in almost a YEAR. So yeah, your good XD I wanna start posting soon.

    • Madison
      Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      LOL, oh my! XD Ooh, I’d love to see your posts!

      • AAG October 8, 2017 at 3:08 am - Reply

        TY! I will post VERY soon. Like VERY soon :3

        • Madison
          Madison October 8, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

          YAY! I can’t wait!

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  14. M&M October 1, 2017 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Good! I’m so relived to hear your okay (or at least your house XD) I really thought something terrible had happened to your house. But nothing really bad happened, so GOOD! I was praying for you! (and still will)


    • Madison
      Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      Awww, thank you SO much, M&M! You’re so sweet and amazing! Thank you so much. <3

  15. AAG October 4, 2017 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Hey Madi!
    I updated my blog, I also added to my About page and FINALLY added a Meet The Dolls page. Wanna check it out?

    • Madison
      Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      Of course I do! I’m checking it out right now!

  16. AAG October 4, 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Hey Madi!
    I updated my blog, wanna see?

    • AAG October 8, 2017 at 3:08 am - Reply

      Sorry about this extra comment xd

      • Madison
        Madison October 8, 2017 at 9:26 am - Reply

        Haha no problem! XD

  17. Sara October 4, 2017 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Hiii! Madi! I need to check this out! How are you??

    • Madison
      Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      I’m great, how are you? Are you going to the Planetshakers concert on October 8th? I CAN’T EVEN WAIT I’M SO EXCITED.

  18. Sara October 5, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Ooh this was a great post Madi! Whoa you do write ALOT, XD!😂 Is that what your room really looks like? That’s cool I don’t write THAT much 😅 How are you?

    P.s Have a great, and blessed day madi! See ya sunday!


    • Madison
      Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      It’s what it looked like a few days ago, yes. I cleaned up since then. XDD

      P.S. Thanks so much! See you Sunday!

      • Sara October 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm - Reply

        WOW XD! See ya sunday!

        P.s how are you?

        • Madison
          Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm - Reply

          I’m great! Will you being going to the Planetshakers concert on Sunday?

          • Sara October 5, 2017 at 2:40 pm - Reply

            No, I’m so sad I won’t because they ran out of tickets 😭😭😭 I was really excited until mom said they are out of tickets 😢

            • Madison
              Madison October 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

              Awwww noo 😭

              • Sara October 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm - Reply

                I know I was so upset 🙁 maybe I can get a back stage pass…. (not)

  19. Sara October 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    No, I won’t becous e they ran out of tickets 😢😢😭😭

  20. Mary E. November 6, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

    when do you think you will publish your book?

    • Madison
      Madison November 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      I honestly have no idea, but I hope sometime in 2019 or 2020. I hope to go with traditional publishing, so I don’t know how long that will take.

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