Some Places I’ve Been Hiding Lately

Some Places I’ve Been Hiding Lately

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I’ve had some exciting opportunities lately to share my work and my voice and I realized I don’t think I have shared them with you!

The most exciting thing that happened lately was that I got published in a magazine for the first time ever! iola is a magazine that’s goal is to offer peace and hope instead of making you feel like you’ll never measure up. You can read my article in the most recent issue, called Change, here or this link will take you to Amazon where you can buy the beautiful magazine for yourself!

Don’t mind my exhausted look, I had just gotten home from an 8pm MRI in Hershey to find my box of magazines on the front porch. THOSE ARE MY WORDS IN PRINT, Y’ALL!
Credit: Rachel Kang

You’ve probably heard me sing praises about Indelible Ink Writers before, but in case you haven’t, it’s a creative group I am a part of and they’ve been such a blessing. A couple months ago, we were preparing to start a new prompt series and several of us added our voices to a poem written by Rachel Kang. You can listen to it below:

And if you check out the website there, be sure to search for a familiar face!

As always, I’m over on Instagram @purely_hoping where most of my poems get published.

And here’s something I bet you didn’t know! Right now I am procrastinating getting to my 1,667 word count for NaNoWriMo by writing this. The day this was posted, I had over 30,500 words written for a fantasy/magical realism novel for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to get to 50,000 words by the end of the month, but at the rate I am going, maybe I can get to my actual word count goal of 80,000 total. I’m currently rewarding myself with a pair of Harry Potter socks from two different fifteen day advent calendars (Thank you, Target), and it seems to really help me be motivated to write.

I got this far in two days…and then slowed down a little as world building required deeper thought and more planning.

Let me know if you have ideas for motivation for my next project, OR if you’d like to fund my sock habit. Or fund a tea habit. Or if you want to send me tea, that works too. I also like journals and books and Pilot G-2 .07 pens. And hugs and prayers.

Now I’m really just procrastinating, and I’ll be upset at myself later if I’m stuck at the notary waiting for Andrew to sell his red truck (not this one, but the one he bought at the end of it. And now he has a 96 F350 flatbed. No tears were shed this time) and I haven’t gotten to goal yet.

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