The Ability to Let Go When Creating a Work of Art

I think the hardest part of working in any creative industry is learning the art of letting go. My editor used you highlight my beautifully crafted, overly long, and poetically delicate sentences as “purple prose”. And then, she would cross them out with a second comment, “I’m sorry, but I’m killing your darlings.” Of course […]

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Open Your Own Door

There have been several times in my life where I have felt stuck. I was stuck in a crappy job with no upward trajectory. I was stuck in a horrible relationship with a man who treated me like I was a nuisance while he emotionally pushed me around like a rag doll. All of the […]

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Yes indeed…I do. I very much DO!

In less than 10 days my life is going to change. In ways I only every dreamed of, and was never truly certain would happen. Next week Thursday I get to marry my best friend. I get to walk down the aisle toward him in a beautiful dress, surrounded by amazing friends and family, in […]

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Broken Pieces

It took a long time to see the damage you did, to pull back the bandages and see the bloodied mess beneath. It took focus, and determination to see past the facade. To see past the lies I was feeding to myself. It took a stumbling walk, turned into a desperate crawl to inch my […]

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My Drug of Choice

I breathe you in like a long lost friend My chest expands like it’s always just been My head it spins and senses whirl, soft and slow once more with you There’s no other place that always feels so new Our lips do touch Once more you’re my crutch I let you out for a […]

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I’m Addicted and I Can’t Stop

“When hope and love has been lost and you fall to the ground, you must find a way. When the darkness descends and your told it’s the end, you must find a way.” – Muse, Dig Down Muse has forever been my own personal professed muse. I feel like their music is directly linked to […]

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Obsession

Lead me down this treacherous path The forest is full, the trees are alive Hold my hand, let me see we can exist You’re just barely out of my grasp, too far to grip Use your eyes to pull me to you Say those words and fill up my soul Then slip into silence and […]

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Ghosts

I’m not afraid of the silence, I don’t shy away There’s nothing to keep me from opening my mouth Speaking now what I was desperate to say And yet I keep the words locked behind my lips I deny the relief of a word well said Because I know you aren’t ready to listen to […]

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Last night I dreamed….

Last night I slipped into the weight of dreams and there you were. You were waiting for me. With a wide smile on your face and the look of mischievous wonder twinkling in your eyes. I ran to you, flung my arms wide, and tackled you with a hug. “You’re here!” I cried out, and […]

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I’m tracking down an Agent…

Sounds like I am in a crime movie doesn’t it? I am on the hunt! Collecting clues and doing endless amounts of research, I will find this elusive Agent dang-nabit! I will, I swear it. I went to lunch about a year ago with a friend of mine who’s published several books. I asked him […]

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