The Writer’s Voice

The Writer’s Voice

Once upon a time, I wrote a story about a girl–Mallory–searching for luck. Then one day I entered a raffle to join The Writer’s Voice–a contest (hosted by Krista Van Dolzer, Cupid’s Literary Connection, Brenda Drake, and Mónica Bustamante Wagner) full of agents who hadn’t yet seen my manuscript. Later that day I found out … Continue reading

adventures / writing

Never Surrender Blogfest

During the second week of June–that’s the 11-16(this week!)–YA author Elana Johnson will be hosting the Never Surrender blogfest. This is something anyone, anywhere can participate in. All you have to do is blog about a time you didn’t surrender. My never surrender experience took a really long time. Really, really long. Like one year … Continue reading

favorites / writing

Crying Over Desperate Exits

This week’s remembrance that I once had 365 consecutive days of happiness… Day 134 Wonder how everywhere rust exists. Dance over. Yellow opens up. Great ovation. Drink up rhythm in night grandeur. Try helping elephants. Secret users mourn melancholy exit routes? Yesterday over us. Apples ripe especially. Aplomb. Strategic trains roll across neighborhood girls entirely … Continue reading

favorites / funny / music / writing

First Loves

Movie The Sound of Music was the first movie I loved.  I memorized all the lines and can still recite them today. (For example: “What happened to your finger?” “It got caught.” “Caught in what?” “Friedrich’s teeth.”) I sat inches from the screen–cross-legged–and was mesmerized by the singing and dancing and…accents. And I believe that … Continue reading