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note to self: i’ll be there for you, always

written june 6, 2021. Photo by Kristine Cinate on Unsplash I have always looked for myself in other people. I think the idea was that they would somehow hold the pieces of me that I felt were missing. That maybe, if I wrapped my identity up in theirs enough, we would somehow make a whole person. It's not healthy to live like this, but I did it anyway — burning through relationships and searching for something I couldn't quite name. It was never enough, not to be myself, but it was never enough to latch my identity to other people, either. I got close, several times — I thought I had reached the pinnacle of self discovery. I thought I had completed myself. But in the end, relying on other people to help build yourself is never a viable way to do things. It's only recently that I've started to become comfortable with the idea of being enough, as I am, on my own. Several years ago, in this same position, I would have searched for another person to attach my identity onto,

Introducing A Novel Idea

As a writer, keeping inspiration going from week to week can be tough. My friend Ashley and I want to change that. The point of A Novel Idea is to get your writing juices flowing even when you don’t feel like writing. We also want it to help you dig deeper into what writing looks like for you and let you share it with the world. We’ll be posting installments weekly, all focused on four things: characters, your novel, you writing process, and writing prompts. Follow the weekly guidelines and post it on your blog, then link up with us! We’d love to hear from you each week.

This week, tell us about your writing style/what you like to write. Whether it’s POVs, genres, tenses, topics, or settings, tell us everything. This can be as deep or as simple as you want it to be--just have fun with it!

What novel are you working on this week?


  1. This is a wonderful idea, and I love your new layout.

    1. Ahhh, thank you so much, Tracey!! I really appreciate that.

  2. yesS!!! This is back. I've been waiting for this to return, but I also need SOMETHING to help push along my writing and get me to post weekly on my blog. This is exactly what I need. :)

  3. This is such a fun idea! I might have to participate. ;)

  4. I love this! It sounds like a really fun linkup. :)

  5. Ohhhh this looks like a ton of fun!! :D I definitely want to join in on this at some point. ^-^

  6. I'm in love with this idea! I will definitely try to link up as often as I can manage! =)


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