Watch me...drown in my own light,Watch me...darken my own skiesWatch me...lose touch of what is realWatch me...drown in this feeling- Ellena Soule, "Wolves" Sometimes I darken my own skies. I stumble and fall out of line. The days that are hardest for me are those in which I feel so very profoundly and wonder what's wrong with me. Pages in … Continue reading Facing the Wolves
My Work was Accepted for Publication!
This is my success story, and I hope it'll be yours one day, too. Back in April of this year, I was contacted by a representative of Z Publishing House. She had come across my blog and expressed interest in receiving a submission of my writing for their fall publication, titled Texas's Emerging Writers: An … Continue reading My Work was Accepted for Publication!
You Will Succeed
I'd like to put aside my creative writing and The Swarm and the Flyer for just a moment. Tonight, I'm writing with a message for each and every one of you. You will reach your goal. Where's this coming from, you ask? In part, it comes from my own realization that it's time to pump the … Continue reading You Will Succeed
Writer’s Update, Submissions, and “Visions”
An evening of freezing rain calls for a writer's update, the first I've done in too long! First, I wanted to let you all know that I'm going to start accepting submissions for reviews of your book. Yes, your book! I was graced with the opportunity to start writing book reviews for The Book Review … Continue reading Writer’s Update, Submissions, and “Visions”
Blog Update: Beta Reading and Writing Projects
Hey everyone! I wanted to provide a quick update on my blogging platform. I'll wrap up tonight's post with my hopes and plans for beta reading, as well as how I can help you in your editing efforts. Onward! The Old Initially, I created "You New Adult Nostalgic" to share my fiction, network with other writers, … Continue reading Blog Update: Beta Reading and Writing Projects
Lessons to Practice #19: Organizing Principles and the Deepest of Themes
Hello and good evening! How is everyone doing tonight? I myself am feeling pretty phenomenal. Work, triathlon, Acro Yoga, and creative writing have all kept me sharp and cheerful this past week. I hope that all of you also have many accomplishments and experiences to revel in! Thematic elements of fiction can feel very subjective … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #19: Organizing Principles and the Deepest of Themes
Lessons to Practice #18: Blogging and Networking
Happy Tuesday to you, fellow bloggers. May you all continue to have a good week with plenty of time for your writing! Networking and blogging are perhaps the most difficult peripheral aspects of becoming a writer. Speaking from my own experience, it's challenging to establish a consistent and concentrated blogging platform, one that amasses a … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #18: Blogging and Networking
Follower Poll! Soliciting Input from You, Loyal Reader
Hello! I am pleased to reach out to you, dear follower, and ask for your feedback! I know that I feature so many different topics on my blog, from poetry to triathlon stories to reviews of YA books. In order to narrow my blog's focus, I created a poll to learn more about what my … Continue reading Follower Poll! Soliciting Input from You, Loyal Reader
The Power of an Apropos Post
Good Saturday readers! First off, I would like to admit something important: my blogging skills have become somewhat rusty in my last few months of absence. Sure, I would like to blame it solely on my time in grad school, but the truth is that I have allowed myself to completely slip away from a … Continue reading The Power of an Apropos Post
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