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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,

Beautiful People: July Edition (About the Author)

Hello, writerlings! We're back with a new edition of Beautiful People! This time, in honor of Camp NaNo, we're doing a Beautiful People featuring YOU! We want to know all about you as a writer this month. You can introduce yourself to the world, and maybe you'll get to know yourself in the process! I can't wait to show off the shiny questions this month. But first...

What is Beautiful People?
Beautiful People is a blog meme hosted by myself and the ever-awesome Cait @ Paper Fury. Every month, we post ten questions to help you get to know your characters better. They can be elusive and enigmatic, but we hope every question we post brings you closer to the answers about your wonderful beautiful people (your characters). 

How do I join?
Just jump in! Snag the questions, post them on your blog, and come back to add your link! I also recommend checking out the posts of the other participants. It's a great way to make new friends.

Please also give Cait and I a link back--whether through a regular link, or these shiny blog buttons:

Note: Photobucket changed their plan and made the previous version of the blog buttons broken, so you'll have to save and download them to your blog this time. Sorry for any inconvenience!

And now to the questions!*

  1. How do you decide which project to work on?
  2. How long does it usually take you to finish a project?
  3. Do you have any routines to put you in the writing mood?
  4. What time of day do you write best?
  5. Are there any authors you think you have a similar style to?
  6. Why did you start writing, and why do you keep writing?
  7. What’s the hardest thing you’ve written?
  8. Is there a project you want to tackle someday but you don’t feel ready yet?
  9. What writing goals did you make for 2017 and how are they going?
  10. Describe your writing process in 3 words or a gif!
* Thanks to Twitter for inspiring question #10!

How's writing going this month, my friends? Are you participating in Camp NaNo? Sound off in the comments!


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