Sunday, September 1, 2019

I made this post just yesterday and I've seen it get a lot of "love" from those who follow me and those who don't. It actually scares me and breaks my heart that there are so many who felt anything other than just a simple "Oh, not her again."

Too many people have been the victim of others' judgmental comments, losing muse to be on their accounts because of the reactions they see from others. To that, I say, don't be afraid to force-unfollow, block, or even just mute the ones that are causing you even the slightest unease about your character and your writing.

It's cliche to say that this isn't a popularity contest, but it's true. It isn't. This is Twitter and we should be as free as the next person to express our interests, opinions, and preferences as the next person.

Now, granted, there are exceptions. RPing smut with underaged users a huge NO. Targeted harassment, Pedophilia, and other ILLEGAL actions should never be given the benefit of the doubt.

You can always lock your account up to keep people from seeing what you post, but you shouldn't have to. Except for certain things, you should be free to write what you want and how you want without the fear of people making snide comments about it or bringing you down.

How about we start lifting each other up rather than tearing each other down?

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Welcome to the Madness

(questions found on and inspired by Writer Unboxed)

How long have you been writing?

I've been writing off and on since I was in the third grade, when I was first introduced to the concept of creating my own stories in school. I've been hooked ever since.

What genre would you say you write?

My preferred genre is Urban Fantasy, for all that it encompasses, but I enjoy writing just about any story in any genre as long as the characters speak to me.

Have you taken classes or received instruction for creative writing? What did you enjoy, and what did you dislike?

I actually took some creative writing courses in college, which turned out to be a complete failure. I absolutely hated them because it was more geared towards marketing and product creation versus writing short stories or anything like that.

What are some of your favorite writing reference books?

I consider anything and everything I read to be a "reference book," so I'll go with that. Everything. Reading my favorite authors or favorite types of stories shows me techniques that either work for me or don't, how I want to structure my stories or don't, etc.

What do you think is the biggest problem you need help with in your writing?

Focus. Absolutely, one hundred percent, focus.

What are your writing goals for the next 12 months? What are your ultimate goals for your writing career?

My biggest goal is to finish a novel. I have so many works in progress that it's quite frustrating that I can't focus on one long enough to finish before another idea takes over my brain. My ultimate goal would be to become a successful published author where the writing and income becomes my full time income earner.