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

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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

A Remarkable Journey

A year ago today I left what I’d always called home – Texas and set out for an adventure in Tennessee. It’s amazing how fast time flies when you’re dreaming. A year in and my future is still as uncertain as ever. What I mean is, the sky is still the limit and I’m not … Continue reading A Remarkable Journey

Solitary Confinement

I saw the cutest comic the other day on Mashable from Josh Mecouch of Formal Sweatpants. It was about how Trolley the Procrastination Troll easily convinces the character to blow away his entire day watching videos instead of working, and it made me think about my own procrastination when it comes to writing. I like … Continue reading Solitary Confinement

Growing Pains

For me one of the hardest parts of writing is putting the first word on the page (or at least getting down the first decent sentence). I've heard you shouldn't edit while writing, but I find it hard not to. I can't see going forward if what I started with isn't right. My method probably … Continue reading Growing Pains