Friday, July 4, 2014

When I was younger, two of my favorite hobbies were acting and writing. I have been acting on and off since elementary school.  When I was 13 years old I wrote a 90 page book. Unfortunately the book got lost in one of my many moves and I basically stopped writing after that. About 5 years ago I started writing again very sporadically. Then about a year ago I decided that life is too short to ignore things we are passionate about so I started taking writing classes and rediscovered my love affair with writing.  I also learned there is a lot of rejection when trying to submit your work.  I was overly ambitious and submitted a story to 10 literary magazines and got 10 rejections. There is a lot of rejection in acting too as in most creative fields. You definitely need a thick skin, something I do not have. However, I never give up on something I care deeply about so decided to create a blog where I can showcase my writing. I know I am a beginner and still in the process of perfecting my craft. My hope is what I write touches people. Whether it makes them laugh, cry or give a small smile,  if I evoked some type of emotion then I feel I was successful.

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