Every once in a while, my slate is wiped completely clean. I have this luxury, if you can call it that, of having a blank sheet of paper on which I get to create where I want to take my life. When it doesn’t terrify the crap out of you, it can be fun.
Nine years ago, I graduated high school among the top in my class, with acceptance letters from every university I applied to. Eight years ago, I failed college. Five years ago, I became a writer.
It’s difficult sometimes, to keep a balance between the things you want to be writing, and the things you write for money. I’ve struggled with this often, as most of you know, and have erred on the side of chasing only after my dream projects and ignoring the work I should be doing to pay […]
The first time I was published in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, I wasn’t very proud of the essay that got selected. I mean, I liked it, but it wasn’t my best work. So I figured, hey, I could write for them pretty often. They haven’t even seen my best yet. Unfortunately, that’s still […]