I Solomenly Swear…That I Won’t Ever Be One of Those People

I won’t name names, because that is rude and we are all supposed to lift each other up in this industry of writing, reading, and all around general day dreaming. BUT….there is one person (although there are quite a few that I have found) that I really just can’t stand anymore and I used to […]

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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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How to Make Writing A Habit: I WRITE!

One of the most annoying things about being an author when you have a full-time job is finding the time to actually write. Getting into a creative mode can be harder than making a perfect croissant (that’s hard people, have you tried to make them!? Those french bakers really just outdo themselves). I once heard […]

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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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A Positive Query AND Pie…how did I get so lucky!?

I’m going to start this post with a happy dance and a major high five. Peeps of the blogging world, I FINALLY HAD AN AGENT ASK TO READ MY MANUSCRIPT! None of that: thanks but no thanks. And not a single word of: I’m just not looking for your content at this time. I got […]

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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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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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Weapons of Self Destruction

Sometimes you write something that so perfectly captures a moment in your life that you fall in love with the words despite the feelings or emotions they bring along with them. This poem was written in a hard time in my life, and a moment when I realized that I needed to let out the […]

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