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Dear Lake Effect

Somewhere in the depths of my e-mails, I have confirmations that my applications have been submitted. That my short stories have been submitted. That, while this is a great book, this isn't the right fit for an agent. Somewhere in the depths of my e-mails, I have pieces of hope surrounded by landmines. I have… Continue reading Dear Lake Effect

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100 Day Challenge

2017. We made it, you guys. We can all agree that last year was harder than most. Whether it's because we were so aware, so in sync, with everything that happened or it was really just that awful, the general consensuses on Twitter is that 2017 is a welcomed breath of fresh air. There hasn't… Continue reading 100 Day Challenge

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#MondayBlogs: Patience in publishing and healing

Patience is something I've always had -- or at least I'd like to think I've always had. Waiting has always been a part of my life. Waiting my turn, waiting for the bus, waiting to get home, waiting to hear back from colleges, waiting for grades... well, you get the picture. These are just micro… Continue reading #MondayBlogs: Patience in publishing and healing

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#MondayBlogs: Finding Focus

Focus is something I had once, I think. I'm not sure how else I was able to work full time, plus part time, plus take classes full time, plus work an internship, plus write one book and edit another. There had to be some sort of magic that I was tapping into, some superpower. And… Continue reading #MondayBlogs: Finding Focus

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An Army of Specialists

I'm not sure what I expected my late twenties to look like, but I don't think this would've been it. Ten years ago I was going to be a Communications major and get into journalism--or something. I knew that Communications was a marketable degree, which meant I had a good chance at getting a job… Continue reading An Army of Specialists

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#MondayBlogs: What the writing community used to be

So many of us crawled onto our couches or into our beds last night and watched The Tony's. Well, okay, we watched Hamilton win basically everything it was nominated for. But no matter who the winner was, or what the award was, the message that came across something that's been missing from the writing community… Continue reading #MondayBlogs: What the writing community used to be

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#MondayBlogs: On being a better literary citizen

The search for my place in the writing community feels never-ending. But as I soaked in the tub, forcing myself to do something other than work (or think about how I should be working but can't), it dawned on me: I've been a part of this community for a long time. I've just been choosing… Continue reading #MondayBlogs: On being a better literary citizen