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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,

Blue Moon Writing Projects (And A Few Current Ones, Too.)

I've been reading this writer's challenge on a bunch of other blogs, and it looked like way too much fun for me not to join in. :) Yep, I'm coming into this challenge 9 days too late. However, I'm coming in fashionably late, and that's what counts. This challenge is hosted by Lèrowen over at Eat... Sleep... Write, so do join in if you feel so inclined!

Today's question is, what's my current writing project? Well, I'll try to answer this question as best I can.

I have numerous projects. Some of them are nameless, some of them are not. Some of them are worked on 24/7, and some of them are worked on every once in a blue moon. You can read about most of these on my Current Writing Projects page, though sadly, those end up being more 'blue moon projects' than anything else.

My writing projects fluctuate due to how much time I have and how much interest I have in that particular story, but I can certainly tell you what I'm working on right at this very moment.

Currently, my biggest project is Avary's story, which is currently bereft of a title. My poor little novels rarely receive their rightful names until they're already mostly grown-up. Until then, I usually refer to them by the names of their characters, as is the case with this one. As you may already know, I have a full outline, mostly, but still several plotholes. Right now I'm working on figuring out character arcs and an overall theme for the story. Fun stuff. :P

Secondly, I usually always have to have a less-serious work in progress going on as I write my more 'meaty' novels - i.e., the ones that actually have a plot. These side projects are usually my brain-novels, the ones that I spill the contents of my brain onto whether they like it or not. My motto for these is, "just write," and as it so happens, these novels usually end up being finished before any of the others, whereas the ones that actually have a plot sit on my shelf for a while. To this day, the one novel that I've finished is really not all that great (you all know it as Reese's Pieces). Yet I have accomplished with it something I haven't accomplished with anything else: I finished it because I wasn't worried about what I was writing. That's what I get for actually trying to write a good novel. *sigh*

Anyway, that brings me to my second current project. It is also nameless, but has been christened "My Keni Story" for reasons I do not know. (In other words, my main character is named Keni, and it stuck. :P) It was based off of a strange dream I had that I turned into a novel. I have no idea where I'm going with it, but I have only the best hopes and plans for the future. I'll give you a hint: it has to do with guitars, Wal-Mart, and Wisconsin.

And then I have my co-writing projects, which take up a category all of their own. One of my greatest joys is to co-write. I talk a lot about it on my blog, so you may already know that I have written a script with my friend Pip, and four novels going on five with my friend Ashley. However, those are all finished, and only mere reminders of the past.

To start off with, I must tell you about one of my blue moon projects called His Messengers, which I am writing with my Pip. You can read a complete synopsis on the Current Writing Projects page, along with my other blue moon projects (oh, my poor novels). Anyway, it's a really beautiful story about Kearan, Elena, and their good friend Jesse, and what happens to them in their magical land of... what was it called again? Ah, man, I really want to get back to writing that story. (Hint, hint.)

Currently, I'm working on a book called Amira with my friend, Hannah Grace. This novel has been in the works for about one or two years now, and we only just started writing it this summer. It's the story of two girls and the magical world they discover - or, rather, dream up. And then there's Justin... and Renna... and Caius... and Fynn... ♥ Ah, you'll just have to read about it for yourself. {Link to the official Amira blog.}

In addition to that, Ashley and I are working on Will and Elle, which is our latest story we've become inspired for. It's about William Farris and Elle Moser, who are best friends and have to deal with being apart when they both go to college. (Our poor characters.) We talk about that a LOT on our blog, too - Ashen Sky Life.

But! This is not a shameless advertisement for my other writing blogs (okay, well, it is, but it wasn't meant to be). I want to hear about your projects! Do tell... tell all.


  1. Wow. That's a lot. I haven't written so many books at once in a long time. Sometimes I'll start writing and then just leave it because I never had any intention of writing the whole thing.

    Cool post, I didn't know you had an Amira blog!

  2. Holy cow. I don't think I could work on so many different projects at once, but that's awesome! Bookish ideas from dreams are the best, aren't they?

    I can't name mine until they're done, either, though sometimes there are those exceptions. Having "just write" books is a great idea -- even if nothing comes of them, there are probably some gems in there that could turn into more serious novels.

    Good luck balancing all that!


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