Since finding my first real job out of college, I've started working with some of the most brilliant people I've ever met. It truly is a privilege. Even so, we all are very strong in our beliefs, opinions, and ideas, and that, of course, bleeds into our work. As I'm sure you can imagine, this … Continue reading 4 ways to change your work environment for the better
When I started this blog, I started it with the goal of running a "talk-shop" blog. I was going to talk about books, writing, writers, and publishing, all as I pursued my dreams of becoming an author. I wanted to meet other writers, make connections, make life-long friends that I could Skype with over hot … Continue reading I’m a Binge-Eater
Hello! Once again, I'm back with another repost/rewrite/thing. When I wrote this original post, I made it a point to say I was writing for others. I was writing for this selfless reason that made me look like such a giving, thoughtful artist. Yeah, that definitely wasn't the case then, and it definitely isn't the … Continue reading The Big Question: “Why?”
Hello friends, newcomers, etc. It's been a long time since I've written a blog post. Rather, it's been a long time since I felt I had something worth blogging about. Recently, I've had a spurt of poetry submissions flying from my desk. As I've said time and time again, I never thought of myself as … Continue reading I’ve Been Rejected
I have never been so well dressed in my life. As many of you know, I am still in college, though I just recently signed up for graduation in December (yay!), and being in college I've had the opportunity to join the English Honor Society: Sigma Tau Delta. This offers a wide range of opportunities for all college writers, and I definitely recommend joining if one ever has the opportunity to do so. One perk that I took full advantage of was being able to submit a piece to the national convention, which means I would get a chance to travel out of state, attend a literary convention, and present my piece in front of all my peers and colleagues for my college. Needless to say, I was beyond pumped.
I've always thought I was comfortable in my own skin. I don't embarrass easily. As I demonstrate in the picture below: I'm willing to make a fool of myself for the sake of a laugh. Here I was, at my job, wearing two tree skirts - one as a poncho, one as a skirt - … Continue reading The Girl Who Doesn’t Care, Cares A Lot
When I was I bored, I read Junie B. Jones and laughed at her antics. When my sister was sick and away in the hospital, I could pretend she was staying with Amelia Bedelia and would be coming home soon. When my parents were divorcing, I realized it wasn't as scary as the Goosebumps books … Continue reading Why I love to read?
Howdy y'all! Today just so happens to be my 21st birthday, and rather than drown myself in legal alcohol purchases, I have decided to give a gift to YOU... er, well, FIVE of you, that is. My book The Mind, the Body, a horror short story collection, came out last year in October. I purchased five … Continue reading My Birthday Giveaway (21 years in the making)!
Very rarely do I find things embarrassing. The most embarrassing things are the funniest. So, for the sake of laughter, I share with you two reasons (experiences) that show you why life as a writer (or my life in general) IS NOT glamorous. At all. Not even a little bit. So, as a full-time student, … Continue reading 2 embarrassing reasons why life as an author ISN’T glamorous.
It's been a long, long, long time since I've actually stopped and enjoyed the process of writing. I went through a short phase where I just kept telling myself, "It's okay, it won't be long until I can write again," and that was enough for me. Then it got to the point where I would … Continue reading 3 things you need to do when your hobby begins to feel like a job.