Bucket Lists

Do you have a bucket list? How realistic is it? Did you set a time frame for the goals to be attained or just have a "Someday I'd Like To" list? The older I get the more I realize the importance of setting attainable goals. Not just career goals or writing goals, but life goals. … Continue reading Bucket Lists

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First Drafts: Chapter One

Is it just me or has January flown by before you had the chance to get comfortable writing 2015? I bid farewell to Tennessee last Friday and returned to Texas after a long absence. To me, two years and eight months seems like forever, but in reality it wasn't that long at all. I am grateful … Continue reading First Drafts: Chapter One

Pomp and Circumstance

It's New Year's Eve and instead of making resolutions for 2015 or waiting to watch the ball drop in Times Square I am looking forward to the fact that tomorrow I get to sleep in. December has been a busy month and I have much to be grateful for. In fact, I am about to embark on my next … Continue reading Pomp and Circumstance

Plot Twist: Destination Unknown

In fiction, conflict can arise and create a plot twist. These plot twists propel the story into a new direction and help "build" the character or get them to where you want them to be. If life were fiction and I were a character, right now we would be encountering my plot twist. It reads something like this: The fearless Texan, with … Continue reading Plot Twist: Destination Unknown

Man down! Life After Defense

MFA creative writing student returns from thesis defense with a bruised ego, but a sea of supporters rebuilds her confidence as she makes plans to return home to Texas.

Tennessee Texan

Hello again! Long time no see. I know it's been ages since I've updated you on my progress along the road to my MFA. I apologize for the lengthy absence. I have truly been busy. Since my last update I got through another Tennessee Christmas without seeing my family in Texas and went back to Kentucky … Continue reading Tennessee Texan

Time Flies

I can't believe it is already September. I can't believe a lot of things, but the idea that there are four more months left in this year completely blows my mind. Where did all the time go? Why, on school of course, and a few chunks (a month or so) went on work. Sometimes this … Continue reading Time Flies