My Ultimate Writing Goal

I have been struck with a wave of ideas, ideas that are popping up too quickly for me to jot down into the novel-length forms I want to write. The problems of transferring schools has made it hard for me to get myself writing, because I know I’ll be stalled once I return to school. What would’ve taken me a few months to write first drafts of one, maybe even two, novels now feels as if it will take over a year to write just one.

I don’t give up hope though, dear readers, because writing is what I intend to do for the rest of my life. Though I may continue to write for literary journals, that’s not exactly my lifelong goal. I want to write young adult books, particularly in the fantasy and science fiction sub-genres. Once I reach the goal of publication of my first novel, I have to continue jotting down every single idea that leaps into my brain and quickly put it into words others can read and enjoy.

Although it will be a long journey ahead of me, I intend to move forward. It may be years before I see any one of my books in print, but I will get there.

I just need to aim for that goal, and continue no matter what life throws my way.

Triolet Poem – Write from the Secret Heart

Yesterday, my poem “Write from the Secret Heart” was featured on my weekly radio show, The Maddie Show, and additionally on Realistic Poetry. Realistic Poetry also fit my poem into a fantabulous photo as well!

You can find the poem on Twitter here and on Realistic Poetry’s official website here. I’m also posting the picture Realistic Poetry created here, because I feel that it was amazingly done. I will take down the photo if requested by the company.

Thanks for reading along, and I hope you like this special poem of mine!


My New Year’s Resolution

We have finally reached the last day of the year–the last day we’ll hear from each other this year before inviting the new one in through our doorstep. I have to say, it has been a rollercoaster ride for me. I am sure many of you can agree. Who expected it to go by this fast? Or be this hectic, for that matter?

With the end of a new year comes the review of past resolutions (did we accomplish them? Did we fail them in any way?), and a new list of resolutions.

I guess I did pretty well with my last New Year’s resolutions. My list went a little something like this:

  • Be a better person
  • Become a more positive person
  • Write more
  • …and so on.

I have accomplished them as well as I believe any human can. But this year, I am changing my list a little bit. This time around, I am only committing to one resolution, and I believe everything else will follow from there. My one resolution for this upcoming year of 2017 is this:

  • I will pursue making my writing a career instead of putting it off like I used to. Writing is my passion, and I want to make that passion available to the world.

Because, you see, for me writing is more than just a career. It is my passion. It is the one thing that makes me feel more alive than anything else ever does. But for years when I knew I could be starting up my writing career and living out my passion, I instead began putting it off. I kept saying, “Oh, it will soon happen.” Sure, it can happen somehow in some way, but it’s better to make it happen sooner rather than later.

This is my one intention for this year. My one resolution. I believe that everything else I would like to improve about my life will follow along from here. Because if I’m not living out my one deepest desire…

What am I living for, then?