Why I’m Handwriting my First Drafts from Now On

What’s so different about this one, compared to my first novel, is that I wrote it all by hand in a notebook.

A Forest in Spring – Earth Day composition

The forest in Spring was a sleepy sort of place. Even the dappled sun between the branches was like light filtering through drawn curtains. Birds chirped freely to remind the sleeping giants it was time for waking. The trees stirred from slumber and stretched towards the glow. A rabbit scampered through the sparse underbrush, feelingContinue reading “A Forest in Spring – Earth Day composition”

Am I not Smart Enough for This?

Do you ever feel like everyone in the world knows more than you about everything? Okay. Well, maybe not everyone. But many many people. I often feel like I’m missing out on some great knowledge, though it only seems to be some vague idea of knowledge and not actually something tangible. Maybe I haven’t readContinue reading “Am I not Smart Enough for This?”

The Future of Winifred McQuary

But the more time I spent querying it and getting rejected, then not getting accepted into a Twitter-based mentorship program, the more I started to think that maybe something was missing or not quite right with the book. But since I spent 6 years working on it, I don’t know if I want all that time and effort to be in vain.

What if I’m not Brave Enough?

I’m always so inspired by people who chase after their dreams no matter what. They quit their jobs, drop everything, and go. Just go. I admire them so much because I don’t know if I could ever do it. I’ve never been a particularly brave person. As a child, I was skittish and timid ofContinue reading “What if I’m not Brave Enough?”