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Memory Lane

I took a trip down memory lane tonight and found two manuscripts that I wrote when I was 14. I was blown away to find that I even had one of them in its original, handwritten form!

The storyline isn’t great. The grammar is sloppy. There are plot holes everywhere! What was I thinking? Oh that’s right! I was 14…I wasn’t thinking too hard about anything.

I’ve always loved writing. I really don’t know what took me so long to realize it should be my career! Maybe one day I’ll bring these old, hole-riddled and sloppy manuscripts back to life with a few (ok…A LOT) of editing.

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Set Backs

Over the past couple of months I’ve been experiencing a few set backs. Unforseen events caused me to have to take off of work for a couple weeks and also haulted my writing. This saddens me because writing is what I love to do. I’ve tried to get a few words down from time to time, but now I feel so out of whack and out of sync. I know it’s going to be a struggle getting back into my routine, but hopefully the struggle lessens quickly.

What do you do when your writing has to put on hold? What sort of things do you do to get back into the habit? Let me know in the comments!

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Frustration With Pages – No More!

If you stopped in last week, you may have seen my “Frustration With Pages” blog post. I don’t know what changed in the last week or if I just didn’t wait long enough for my website to update, but things are now working exactly how I want them to work. I was frustrated all week thinking about my blog page not working and not having the time to work on it. I finally had time this morning to log in and check it out. What a welcome surprise to find it working exactly how it should! This opened up time for me to work on other aspects of my website (like finally getting my “About Me” page written and linked).

I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to focus on my writing over the next few weeks as this new course I started is quite intense. Sadly, it will be taking up the majority of my non-working hours. I keep telling myself only another 15 months and I’ll be finished with my Associates degree. After that I will have so much more time to dedicate to writing! I caught a glimpse of that a few weeks ago when I was off school for a week. I can’t believe how much time is freed up when I don’t have to focus on school! I just need to keep my end goal in mind and push through.

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Welcome to my new author page! I’m just starting out and learning as I go so please bare with me as I try to figure all this out.

Who am I: I am a young, aspiring author. I am trying to learn everything I can and enjoy writing more than I enjoy almost anything else in this world. I currently live with my husband and have a beautiful daughter. I work in IT full-time as well as go to school (for IT) full-time. I know, I know. “Why are you going to school for IT if what you want to do is write?” I started school before it fully dawned on me that I could make writing a full-time career. Now that I’ve realized that, I’m a little too far into the program to change things (not to mention my employer is paying for my classes so there’s that as well).

What am I working on: Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time researching everything I can about writing and what it takes to become a published author and to make it a full-time gig. What really prompted this, however, is a book I’ve been working on for about 4 years now. It’s a young adult book about a self-aware robot searching for answers to the mysterious disappearance of her maker. I also write miscellaneous things on another blog I have (An Attempt At Release)

What to Expect: I will be posting updates when I write a little more in my book. I’ll probably also post links to my other blog when I feel what I’ve written on there is really interesting.

What other ways can you reach me: I now have a few social media sites set up to promote my work. You can reach me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and through my Contact Me page.

Please don’t judge me too harshly for how bare my pages are. I just set these up yesterday and hope to work on them a bit more everyday. I look forward to learning from other authors and if you have any advice, feel free to comment below or contact me directly! Thanks for taking time out of your schedule to get to know me a bit more!