I’m In Love…

So. First I found Sherlock. Then I found Broadchurch.

I’m in love.

BBC, why have I never noticed you before now? Okay, I take that back. I purposely overlooked you because I’m accustomed to my long 22 episode per season television shows & I figured I’d get all attached to your characters & then I’d just be disappointed when the shows ended before I was ready for them too. So why set myself up for heartbreak? I’ll just stay away, I reasoned. — Selfish, I know. — However, I now see how bad that logic was. I apologize. — Forgive me? I promise to make it up to you in the form of binge-watching! 😀



Real Talk!

I want to point out just what the world is like today. If you don’t mind reading a paragraph of random things about me first, then read on, because I’m going somewhere with this in a minute. 🙂

I’m young. 24 years old. I lean more conservatively in politics, although there are some things where my position is very much in the middle. I believe in Jesus & I believe in love. — I don’t like to label myself a christian these days, sadly enough, Christians themselves have turned it into something very ugly with all the hate they scribble on poster boards & march up & down the streets shouting at any & everyone they deem unworthy. — I love Christmas & I love to start buying & even, yes, decorating a little early sometimes. I’m also a black Friday shopper. I don’t like bacon. I love to order peppers & onions on my pizza, although I have every intention of turning around & taking them all off. They served their purpose solely by adding flavor. — I like Marvel better than DC, but I watch both. & I’ve never been into comics… so my interest didn’t come from them. I just watched Iron Man one day & fell in love. & by the way, Hawkeye is the man, & I’m team Cap! — Winter is by far the best season ever. My favorite. — I think police brutality is real, but that it’s not every officer, and they shouldn’t all be punished for the actions of a few. — I think racism is real, very real, but not every one is a racist, and entire groups shouldn’t be labeled based off the actions of only some. — I like Marco Rubio. Donald Trump scares me. I feel like Hillary Clinton is very insincere. — I prefer Fallon to Kimmel. — Mountains are better than the beach & horror movies are the worst thing ever.

Here’s the thing. All of that is very much true for me. Every single one of those statements, however, could get me cursed out, degraded, bullied, and shamed. — From something as big a deal as racism or religion to something as small as I’m team cap or I don’t like bacon. — There are people who will tell me I’m the worst sort of human being & to just go die because I don’t like bacon. — I wish I was making that up…. because it is as absurd as it sounds. — Has the world always been this crazy & unkind and we just never saw it in its full glory until the internet & the rise of social media?  I don’t know, maybe so.

For the people who do this? (Which sometimes feels like the whole entire world.. Lol.) You can stop now. Although you probably won’t, I thought I’d throw it out there anyhow.

For the people who don’t? THANK YOU! 🙂 You are part of the good that makes the world go ’round.. 🙂 Thank You for engaging in debates, conversations, and disagreements with kindness & civility rather than hatred and hostility. — I don’t know why there are people that don’t understand they can be frustrated & angry over something & respond without going to the land of curses & name-calling… but a big thank you to those of you that don’t! 🙂

With Pen & Paper….

It feels so incredibly good to spend hours with a pen & a notebook.

Typing is great. Flipping open my laptop and writing away the time is good stuff.

However, there is still nothing quite like writing with pen & paper.

I just filled page after page with notes, characters, & plot details. — & for me, doing that on paper is so much more enjoyable than typing it up. — Eventually I have to bust out the laptop for almost all the book writing… but in the beginning stages, before the real story writing begins….. you’ll always find me with a pen & paper.

Book Update: It’s going really well! I’m just getting started, but I’m definitely off & running. — I’ll keep you guys updated. But I think for sure, one of the best things I’ve done lately was deciding to follow my heart & instinct on this whole book change thing. — I’ve known these characters and their stories for years… I just never thought that was the type of writer I should be or the type of genre I should be in. — A tragic love story was never the road I thought I should travel down. But in these characters and that of their family & friends, I have the ability to breathe the life into them that I’ve always known was there. — That’s exciting and it’s even a bit magical. — How could I possibly pass on that?