My Editor

My little series on influential people in my writing career wouldn't mean nearly as much if I didn't touch on my second biggest supporter - my editor and best friend. Who's always in your corner cheering you on? That December that I began writing again, the first person I let see my work, was my … Continue reading My Editor

Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins means something to me that Louisa May Alcott can't touch. While Louisa inspired me, encouraged me, gave me the courage to write, Collins saved my life. When you read the book that changes your life there is a distinct before and after. Am I crazy saying that? Is it only me? I doubt … Continue reading Suzanne Collins

My First Critic

Whenever you put yourself out there, you're going to get some negative feedback. Depending on how you handle criticism and how it's given you can either grow from it or die from it. I'm still learning how to push past critique. I have always been a sensitive soul. It drives me crazy. I've told myself … Continue reading My First Critic

My Day

My life is kind of boring. For all intents and purposes, we, I do the same things day in and day out. During the school year our routine is fairly set and, honestly, I like it that way. I have the kind of personality that enjoys predictable rhythms. I took predictability and made it work … Continue reading My Day


My word for the year is Process. I'm excited to watch the year unfold and see where this word takes me. My word last year helped in my personal life a lot, but I did not feel it touch my writing much. I think this year will be a marvelous combination of both. I've spent … Continue reading Process