Once again, my dear friends and readers... it is holiday time. Ho, ho, ho, jingle bells, silent night, yada yada yada. As you may or may not know, I am currently employed full-time in the wonderful, if occasionally soul-crushing world of retail. Also, I recently received a promotion, so this is my first holiday with … Continue reading Tis the Season!
The Sky is Blue
After being discouraged from taking an art class while in high school, I decided to use one of my electives in college to take a Drawing course. I had always enjoyed art, so it seemed like a good choice to expand my skills and learn new techniques. Long story short, I hated it. But I … Continue reading The Sky is Blue
It's been two years since my YA novel I'm With You came out, and though I hope to have my next YA/Fantasy novel out soon, I feel like I haven't shared anything about my next project other than some vague comments. So, here's an excerpt from the MS in its current state - obviously, since I'm … Continue reading A Glimpse….
Worth 1000 Words #13: Ol’ Reliable
On the first day of college, I was nervously approaching my first ever class - Health and Wellness - wondering who I would sit with, if I'd make any friends, and why on earth said class needed to be so freakin' far away from the parking lot, when my backpack strap broke. Now, superstitious folk … Continue reading Worth 1000 Words #13: Ol’ Reliable
All seasons have their own unique appeal and their own exclusive perks. My favorite season used to be winter.... until I learned how to drive. After several horrifying and near life-ending experiences navigating snowstorms in my old Subaru and my current Nissan, I no longer hold such favorable opinions of winter. Winter is also mega-depressing, … Continue reading Autumn
A Few Words
Scrounging up confidence, battling insecurity, and facing internal and external opposition is a day-to-day struggle for some writers. Myself included. And it's not only with writing - it can bleed into other aspects of life, as well. It has been difficult lately to sit down and write and work on queries. Nagging "what ifs?" and … Continue reading A Few Words
As an avid reader, I try my hardest to adhere to the policy that if I start a book, I must finish it. I am far more strict when it comes to films - especially if I am seeing them in theaters - but still have similar standards for books. I don't like leaving unfinished … Continue reading DNF
My Reading Routine
This one was suggested to me, and I thought it would be a cool thing to share! So, I've mentioned in a previous post that during college I sort of fell off the reading wagon due to the extensive amount of academic-based reading that was required for my major. Reading became a chore for me, … Continue reading My Reading Routine
A History of Violence
(And here, on Old Poetry Monday, a selection from 2012...) But it doesn’t end. Nothing ever ends. Those who plummet over the edge of darkness do not hit the bottom. No false saviors can catch them with their parables and psalms. They fall forever. And for those of us who do not know what … Continue reading A History of Violence
Bursting in Air
I have never been an outwardly patriotic person. I don't wear flag tees, I don't have an American flag banner displayed outside my house, I don't sing along to the national anthem at sporting events, and I stood during, but didn't recite, the pledge of allegiance during junior high and high school. That doesn't mean … Continue reading Bursting in Air