Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Hello, friends! I am back from hiding! Over these past few months I have added around 2,000 words to my current manuscript, began volunteering at a local hospital, and have started my first internship. Life is busy but wonderful.

As always, to be a good writer you must be a reader, so I've been reading in my spare time. Naturally, since I am a memoirist, I read mostly memoirs (although if I see a fiction book that looks irrestistable, I will often read that as well!). One of my favorite memoirs is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, and it just so happens that the movie version of this book came out in August. I saw it....and was a puddle of tears by the end because I was so moved by Woody Harrelson's incredible performance. If you haven't seen this movie, see it! Now!

Over the next few days, weeks, and months, I will be sharing memoir reviews as well as lessons I've learned from the writing process.

It feels amazing to be back!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

IWSG: Quitting

This month's IWSG question is 'Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?' 

Short answer: Yes. My main reason for quitting was that I was too busy with school and didn't have enough time to write. Everytime I wanted to sit down and have some quality writing time, something (usually homework came up)-- either that or I was too tired to write since it was usually late at night
before I found even a spare second to have to myself.

My other reason for quitting writing was  that I didn't have anyone, either in real life or in online form, to read what I'd written. Writing is relaxing, but I really wanted to have someone read it and give me feedback. Besides, if you're like me and want to become a published author someday, having someone to read and critique your work is a logical place to start, right? I started writing again in Spring 2016 when I took an amazing creative writing class at college, where I made up my mind that I  was determined to become a published author someday. And thus, my writing career took off! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

IWSG: To include or not to include?

I am still working on my memoir, and I'm debating whether I should include certain parts of my experience. I'd like to include the part about my friend basically turning her back on me when I needed her the most, but I'm not sure if I should. I think that incident is important to the developing theme of friendship in the story, but I'm kind of afraid she'll read it and then get mad at me for writing about it.

I'm still looking for someone to critique my MS. Anyone interested? TIA!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

IWSG: Searching

This month I am in search of a CP for my latest manuscript, which is a memoir. It deals with some pretty heavy stuff- surgery, lost friendships, and cancer, but I've decided to write my story to inspire others. Would anyone be interested in being a CP? I've written a good amount (14 pages), but in order to improve my writing, I need someone to look at it objectively and give me feedback.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

IWSG: Memoirs

I know it's been a while, but I'm back in IWSG! I've been getting more into memoirs lately, and am really enjoying myself. Right now I am finishing up The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. For those of you that haven't read it- READ IT! It's fantastic and awe-inspiring. The thing I love about memoirs is that this stuff really happened to the writer. Even the most imaginative author couldn't come up with some of these things in a fictional context.

In reading memoirs, I have gained a few tips in how to write my own. I am working on a memoir which I will discuss in a later post. However, Jeanette Walls does a fantastic job with setting up a scene and being descriptive. Her use of dialogue is incredible, and she does a fabulous job of maintaining readers' interest throughout the novel. Have any of you read this book? If so, what did you think?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

K is for Krispy Kreme.

Everyone has tried a Krispy Kreme doughnut at least once, right? These are pretty much the American staple. I've only tried the original plain donuts, but the other flavors look really good (It's a donut, right?! How could it NOT be good?). I hear they have emoji-designed donuts, and those are adorable. I'd love to try one and take a picture of it. Here's a little video on Krispy Kreme donuts for your viewing pleasure:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J is for Jamba Juice.

I love Jamba Juice. Their smoothies are addictive, especially the strawberry ones. I don't know much about this company, but I do love their smoothies!