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Getting My Shit Together

As we near the new year, I find myself thinking more and more about what lies ahead in 2015.  I wrote a previous post (here) about my resolutions and such for next year, but I feel like I left out some rather important details about what is coming up and where I am headed.

If you have visited my blog before, you may have noticed a rather big change.  Randomly this week, I decided that I would like to make my website/blog look a bit more professional.  I am the kind of person who carries a notebook covered in stickers or drawings to cover the dull solid color, and before, my blog looked the same way with a rather bright red Victorian wallpaper used as a background.  By prowling around Goodreads and various blogs on WordPress, I realized that my blog did not look professional at all. It was overdone, over saturated with color, and not very good in terms of marketing.  Using the blogs of “real” authors (aka they know what they’re doing) as a template, I set to work on the Writer’s Habitarium.  As you can see, the menu tabs have been streamlined to only home, about, books, and buy links for my books and gone is the crazy wallpaper.  While I would love to slather my pages in rainbows and stickers, I know that isn’t going to cut it in the real world if I want to be taken seriously. Continue reading

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Wrap-up and Resolutions

Wow, 2014 has been a crazy year for me.  A great year but a whirlwind of insanity at times.

This year, I began graduate school to earn my MFA in creative and professional writing, and now that a full year in the program has passed, I can say that I love it and believe I made the right decision.  I don’t think my parents were terribly pleased when I decided to change my course of study in the second half of my junior year from pre-med to English major, but I’m a lot happier reading and analyzing books and writing constantly than I ever was doing dissections and memorizing muscle groups (though biology and science still hold a special place in my heart and in my books).  In 2014, I also became a graduate assistant at the university I attend, which means I help out the professors and put together the end of semester newsletter as well as work on the department’s literary magazine. Continue reading

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