You can find plenty of "warm and fuzzy" holiday stories. But what about those few oddball tales that slip through the cracks? Allow me (are you really surprised?).
Routines and habits are important. They keep you on track with your goals and ensure you complete your work. But when you allow certain habits to lead you down unhealthy pathways, it's time to cut them off.
Accepting inherent weirdness isn't always easy. People look at you strange. And you face pressure to conform. But when you're willing to embrace all of your weird? It's liberating.
My first submission to CRY Magazine was published!
My copies of the newest Chicken Soup for the Soul - featuring my story "The Demon Assistant" - arrived today!
I finally get to make this announcement public! Publication in a printed book - it doesn't get much cooler than that!
As a writer, getting your name out there becomes a goal (obsession). And you'll explore plenty of avenues to achieve that dream. One that people often overlook is the personal essay. Which is crazy because the writing involved isn't complicated, and you'll find plenty of sources ready and willing to accept a polished piece.