Writer’s Journal: Jan. ’21

Currently Drafting: Galactic roller rink story QueerBlades story Currently Editing: Cut From Mother’s Bones It feels so good returning to these posts. As I’ve mentioned before, these posts are a form of accountability. They force me to track the different projects I’m working on in a month, which is so important for someone who struggles […]

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2021 Writing Intentions and Goals

I’m always optimistic at the start of a new year. No matter how tough 2020 was, I choose to hope and believe that 2021 will be better in its own way. And I choose to believe that with hard work and some courage, I will see my writing career flourish in unimaginable ways! Or at the very least, I’ll publish some fantastic short stories.

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2020 Writing Roundup

My stories have value because I say so, not because someone else deems it so. Of course, publications and awards are important. I’d love for my work to be read around the world. But for now, I’m happy with writing self-indulgent stories. Because I’m my first and most important reader and it’s important that I enjoy the story.

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A Warm Return

As I slowly return to this blog, I’m going to brainstorm other ideas on how to engage with my audience. I want this to be a warm, welcoming place where people can come and listen to me rabble about my favorite anime or why my love for Yennefer of Vengerburg isn’t dying down or how I think Mass Effect: Andromeda is a fine game and deserves a sequel.

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Writer’s Journal: October

Words Written: words Stories Worked On: Post-Apocalyptic Anthology Story Ocmulgee River Dragon HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I never celebrated Halloween until I was in college. My family was religious and bought into the (very absurd) idea that Halloween was ‘the Devil’s Birthday.’ As I got older, I never felt like I missed out on anything. But in […]

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A Writer’s Journal: July

Living creatively is rewarding because I get to take my ideas from a mere thought in my mind to something tangible that people can enjoy. But it can also be draining, especially when I fail to see the results I want. And it’s even more draining when my writing has to compete with so many other parts of my life. Writing is my escape and some of my best stories come when I’m experiencing a strong emotion.

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A Writer’s Journal: May

was further discouraged to pursue this career by my 7th grade middle school English teacher. I remember only small snippets from that day, but I remember her barely lifting a finger to help me. I remember leaving her classroom upset, with my head held low. I went back to the cafeteria and sat with my friends. I don’t remember if I engaged with them, but I remember giving up on my dream. But the worst thing is this: I felt like an idiot for trying to step outside my comfort zone and that feeling stuck with me for years. Even now, nearly 15 years later, it’s a memory and a feeling I struggle to shake off.

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