The first flakes of snow are starting to fall here on the ranch and it's looking to be a cold, wet October. It has rained, misted, or snowed every day so far this month and the sun has barely shown at all. It makes for mighty dreary days, and it means we'll probably have a … Continue reading I just want a nice, sunny day
I am so excited right now! In May, I was invited by Z Publishing House to submit a short story in their Nebraska's Emerging Writers competition with the prize being the opportunity to be published in a book of short stories. I found out this week that my submission, (a scene from my book) was … Continue reading I’m getting published!
You wouldn't want to be inside my head. It's a depressing place to be, full of tormentors and all manor of unpleasantness. The smile on my face for all the world to see, even when fake, is sometimes then only little thread holding together all the broken little pieces of this soul's heart and mind. … Continue reading You wouldn’t want to be inside my head
A little story I wrote in an act of rebellion against my writer's block
This is a short story I wrote for a competition way back in junior high. I got second place, but when I read it now, I can't help but wonder why the judges liked it so much.
“God, please give me a mommy and a daddy who will love me and adopt me. I don’t mean to be bad, but nobody wants me. Can you please make me good enough so that some nice mommy and daddy will want me? Thankyou God. Amen.” I lay in my bunk bed and prayed with … Continue reading A Foster Kid’s Prayer
I was just flipping through some old notes for my book and I came across a little scene that I wrote. I still think it's kinda funny, so I decided to share. P.S. It's funnier when you are familiar with all the character's personalities, but hopefully it won't be too boring for you. "So … Continue reading Connor VS. the Captain
I did something really exciting today! I applied for a freelance writing job online! It is a really simple job that doesn't pay hardly at all, but it will put some published experience under my belt, and help me get the better jobs. I have no idea if I will actually be hired, and I … Continue reading I am (I hope) going to be a (published)Writer
We are in Rapid City right now, and today when we went to the mall to do some Christmas shopping, I found the coolest store!! 90% of everything in there was swords, real swords!! And ninja stars, Kunai, nunchucks, ninja claws, and virtually every medieval sword or ninja weapon!! It took every bit of self … Continue reading I found THE coolest store!
Who else has the problem of getting one great idea after another while you're writing, but those great ideas do not come in the order that they need to be put into the book? Lately that's what's been happening to me. I've got no less than 3 chapters that are about half done that will … Continue reading A lot of random ideas