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!