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Life Update

Friday, February 16th, 2018

I have some exciting news to share with all of you:

I am writing a book.

The first reason I want to tell you this is accountability. Telling you about my idea for a book, which has only existed within the confines of my mind for some years now, is the first step towards holding myself accountable for following through with the completion of my project. If you know about it’s existence, then I am not just letting myself down if I fail to write this book, I am also failing all of you. If I keep it a secret and fail to succeed in bringing my book to life then I am the only one who knows about the horrible creative miscarriage taking place in my mind. As such, then I am the only one to mourn the loss of something that never quite was but will always be with me. So it scares me to share this small and fragile beginning with you. Vulnerability has never been my strength, but this blog has always been for me a space where I can share the things that scare me most. And let me tell you, there is nothing scarier to me than the thought of not being able to bring life to the ideas in my mind. While the pressure created by sharing this information with you is terrifying, I truly believe it is necessary to motivate me. Failure will not be an option.

Additionally, I feel compelled to share this information because I fully believe in the power that words possess. Speaking something aloud or writing down something gives it life, agency, and autonomy to exist. To name a thing is to give it life. Saying that I am writing this book already gives my book more life than it ever had before I wrote these words. So I am going to will my book into being by letting the world know that it will happen.

Finally, I wanted to update you on this current project to inform you as to the reason I have not been posting on my blog. My mind is so full of words, half formed poetry, and stories begging to be born, but I am going to pour all of my creative energy into writing this book for the time being. I will keep posting, but I am hoping to limit the time I spend working on my blog for now in order to help focus my attention on this bigger project.

As for the book itself, I don’t want to be premature with sharing any information or excerpts quite yet, but I will give you the basics to tide you over for a little while. I am writing a psychological thriller that focuses on issues of isolation, survival, and mental illness. I am modeling the setting after the central California coastal farm land that I grew up around and love so dearly. I hope to present to you a novel that walks a thin line between natural and supernatural where the reader and the protagonist must question what is or is not in fact real. I present you with the question that has haunted me since I first began the creation of this novel: if you cannot trust what your own senses are telling you, who or what should you trust to discern reality from illusion?

Wish me luck as I begin this long process and I hope to have more to share with you all soon!


Beauty and the Foreigner

Saturday, May 4th, 2013


Beauty had her back to the mirror and left time at another century. Foreigner, to escape the mind, witness tranquility as a perfect stranger never to return.


Publishing my Work

Monday, September 7th, 2009

I think it is about time to start thinking about what I really love. I have been writing since fourth grade. On my birthday during my freshman year I received a book. A nice leather bound, four hundred page journal for me to write in. I decided that what I was going to put in it were two things, one: Poetry, two: Book Ideas.

So since my freshman year I have been writing in this little book here, and the two year mark is coming up on my seventeenth birthday. I am almost done with the book, I have fifty pages left in it. I never thought I would actually get this far with my writing. I never imagined that I would have my own blog,, but here I am. I am inching my way toward what I believe is my future.

So here is what I am trying to say. I want to make a book out of my poetry. I have already started self publishing it on my blog, but I want a real book full of my work. I don’t know how or when, but I wanted to share with all of you this idea, that I soon hope will become a reality.

If anyone knows anything about publishing please inform me, because I don’t really know where to start except to have my writing.

What comes next? I am not sure, probably more work. If anyone is interested in my writing please comment, and tell me what you think.

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