Thoughts from rewriting my first chapter…for the umpteenth time.

I used to think that I would write the first draft of my novel completely before going back and editing it, but it turns out that I don’t like moving forward with my story until I know that my foundation is solid. Your first chapter, more specifically your first four or five pages, is the […]

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Freelance writing and multitasking: my journey to where I am now.

This post is going to be a little more personal than some of my previous more educational posts, but here it goes. I cannot multitask. It’s simply not something I’m good at, at least when it comes to working. When I decided that I wanted to be a writer, I thought that I would work […]

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So, perhaps my writing isn’t as bad as I thought…

Hello Readers, I hope this finds you all well. I just got my packet response back last night and it wasn’t all bad. The parts that she thought needed work were things that I always struggle with on first drafts, so that’s a good things. Well, it’s a good thing insofar that I was not […]

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I enjoy writing now more than ever have before

Last weekend was a stressful one at that, and I was happy to get back to the normal routine for my writing. I have been writing at least 10 pages of new content a day. It’s not as much as I’m expecting to write once my program starts in just a few weeks, but I […]

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Why having support is paramount for writing.

Sure, the image of the lonely and deep writer who hides away in her small apartment to write carefully constructed masterpieces is a fantastic image. One, I’m not shamed to admit, I have tried to emulate to little success. I’m coming to realize that that image is hard to deal with considering how much I […]

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Following your passions

Hello dear readers, Today isn’t really a post about anything directly pertaining to writing. I just wanted to say that we all should follow our passions. I say “passions” because we all have more than one. Sure, some are more hobbies, and some we focus our careers around, but always make sure that they play […]

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One year later….

Hello dear readers, I hope this post finds you well. I was notified today that it has been a year since I started this blog. It certainly has changed since I began both in it’s set up, but also in what I now hope to achieve in posting every Friday. Thank you to everyone who […]

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The AWP Conference

The conference for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs was in Seattle this year and I might not have known about it except that my professor from my undergrad was coming into town for it and told me to come. I am very happy I did. I wasn’t able to attend everything because I […]

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I thought it was Thursday…and sushi documentaries.

I feel like I do this a lot. It happens during any type of holiday. I totally lose track of time. Yesterday I thought it was Saturday. IĀ felt like Saturday. Anyhow, I’ve been back to work and hanging out with my friends. I also have been grinding my teeth over my Master’s application because I’m […]

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