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Why You Must Follow Your Dreams

Why You Must Follow Your Dreams I absolutely adore many of the posts on Thought Catalog, but this one takes the cake. Ryan says everything I’d like to say, and he does it better. Highlights include: “Growing up I couldn’t imagine doing anything else, which I think is true of most writers. Because, besides putting […]

Get scared. It …

Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out – I don’t care what you’ll do; but stay […]

Writing Music Inspiration

I love the haunting vocals on this track.

The Year of Being Brave

Hello dear blog. It’s been a while… Again. Whoops. Good news. I officially have nothing else detracting from my ability to write or blog! (Yeah, right) What I mean is that I have completed my degree and graduated university. Whoo hoo! It only took six damn years. I’m going to be using this summer to […]

Nano – nearly halfway

Hey folks! Well I hope your attempts at NaNoWriMo are going better than mine. I don’t know if I’m burnt out from last month’s WIP whip-up or if I just have too much going on with life right now but I am so slow this year. Last year I annihilated NaNo. I started strong and […]

It’s been a while…

Ha! New blog and already I take a brief, unannounced hiatus. Oops! To quickly sum up the last two weeks (details are coming soon, I promise!) I participated in the 2013 Like a Virgin Query Contest, I was struck with a new idea, outlined (PLOTTED!!!!) an entire outline for new secret MS, and sent off […]

Becoming a writer

This is a question I’ve struggled with for a long time. How many people know of someone in their lives who has declared once or several times that they’d “like to write a book someday”? I don’t know why this has bothered me so much in the past. Perhaps it is because we know most […]

Getting to Know You “Like a Virgin” Blog Hop

How do you remember your first kiss? Why is this a question?! So embarassing. I’m going to admit that yes, I do remember, but no, I’m not sharing details. What was your first favorite love song? *This is so embarassing* N*Sync’s “This is Promise You” What’s the first thing you do when you begin writing […]

It is not the c…

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]

We fear violenc…

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone can inflict. – Jim Morrison