It’s been a long year as I decided to move 6 hours away from home to go to school and actively pursue writing even if I did not know what I wanted to write, other than it’s something that I needed to do. I’ve had good adventures and made so many friends and have found a community to discuss and evaluate writing to help each other because they love to help each other, which is incredible and I’m so happy that I choose to do something with a community that is full of support and safety, both in school and the online community I’ve begun to dive into.
The work has all been worth it as I have enough scraps of short stories and poetry that have been edited enough to submit to magazines and get some experience in the publishing world. It’s scary to send the deepest part of myself to be reviewed and inspected under a magnifying glass, but it’s finally put my work to the test and scrutiny of people that have also made writing their life’s work, and there’s something so excited about that as much as it is terrifying.
Unfortunately, it’s going to take some time before I get the results back, and I’m not the only one submitting and every has amazing pieces, so if you’re submitting or try to publish your full complete book (which is absolutely incredible btw I’m so proud) I wish you the best of luck, and will update any news or update what’s happening in my life when anything comes up or anything else I’ll use this page for.
To arming the world with pens.
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” -Sylvia Plath