Update: Check out my latest publications! My 1st published academic essay, “Mentoring in the Wizarding World: Dumbledore & His Literary Ancestors,” in the book, Critical Insights: The Harry Potter Series (June 2015), edited by Lana Whited & Katherine Grimes. My short story “Game Day” is now available online! Thanks to Classic Alice.
My blog is where I write my experiences about writing… plus any thing else that’s on my mind. Positive feedback is greatly appreciated, and I hope you enjoy my posts. Thanks.
Much thanks to my friend Tabitha who started her blog again, the BBC TV show Sherlock (for bringing the love of blogging back), & my friend Jennifer who started up a blog as well about her experiences in teaching. They caused me to start this blog. Though all my friends inspire me in so many ways.
I’ll always thank them for that.
My first job ever was being the news editor/reporter of my university student newspaper. Then I worked for the university library. After that I worked as an office assistant in the university tutoring center. My university taught me more than just lessons in the classroom, but through my jobs as well. I’ll be forever thankful for all the learning experiences and memories.
I graduated college in December of 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts (Major: English, Minor: Journalism). I almost had a creative writing minor with all the creative writing courses I wanted to take. I’ve worked on a successful mayoral campaign. It was an amazing experience, and it gave me a unique perspective on local political campaigns. I started Grad School in the Fall of 2013. I completed my Masters in English Literature in Spring 2017. I have certification in ELAR 7-12, Journalism 7-12, & ESL Supplemental. I plan to start teaching soon.
During the summer of 2012, I got a chance to go to my second Harry Potter conference in Orlando, Florida which was Ascendio (the first one was Infinitus 2010). This was a wonderful experience to not only be around other awesome fellow Harry Potter fans, but also learn more about writing from actual incredible authors who were fans of the series. They really inspired me to push to my dream of writing a novel.
In November of 2012, I was willing to take the plunge and participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). The experience was incredible. Even though I didn’t get to the goal of 50, 000 words. I still felt like I winner because I wrote 37, 042 words. That was more than I’ve ever written for one story. I also got an opportunity to meet some wonderful local writers through the South Texas Scribes.
I’ve participated in the first session of Camp NaNoWriMo 2013 in April. I’ve won with writing 30,000 words and completing my novella. I continue to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo when I can. I graduated with my Masters of Arts in English Literature in May 2017.
I’m a fan of Jeremy Jordan.
Blogs Written By My Friends:
Plus this chapter: Harry Potter Alliance – South Texas Chapter
Check out the web series, Classic Alice.
Some of my Favorite Music:
Showtunes & Soundtracks
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’ I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou
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