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

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

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

Balancing Act

I've been meaning to blog sooner but I have been so busy lately trying to balance work and school. It is not easy. I've been asking my fellow MFA friends how they do it. It is doable they tell me, just extremely difficult. The thing about writing when you are just starting out is you … Continue reading Balancing Act

Road Warrior

I have a million and one things I should be doing, but the only thing (besides writing) that sounds remotely interesting is taking another road trip. My road trip warrior partner is all tripped out, but my heart yearns to see something new even though Tennessee is beautiful this time of year. About this time … Continue reading Road Warrior