Need Feedback

I am bored and need feedback on writing. Here are the first two pages of what I wrote tonight. Have fun and let me know your thoughts good, bad, or otherwise. ~Day 1~ On the day everything went to hell, Catherine Dawson sat across from me, with her chestnut hair …

Diagnosis 2005

When your neurologist tells you, at 14, that you have cerebral palsy, thank her for giving you the long-awaited answer to the problem you couldn’t name. When you later realize that the diagnosis came 13 years too late, do not spend all of your sixth period advanced algebra math class …

The Truth about Novel Writing (Part 2)

I knew this would happen. I anticipated moments like this even before I had a single word written down; I just didn’t expect it to happen so soon. The first chapter’s not even done yet! Nonetheless, it happened, is happening, and I must accept it. I am currently taking a …

The Truth about Novel Writing

Like many people, I’ve always wanted to write a book, but until recently, I’ve been enamored by the idea of writing a book. Tell people you’re writing a book, that’s sexy, romanticized even, but actually writing one is hard work that requires frantic writing as a new idea hits you at …

Nerd!: A Childhood Trauma or The Weight of Loneliness

“You’re such a teacher’s pet! What’s with your hands? Are you retarded or something?” It’s taken me a long time to realize just how traumatizing it all was. That I was ridiculed both for being different and intelligent. One of these things I couldn’t control. I wanted so badly to …

Just a Number (A Tribute to UCF)

Everywhere I go, a multitude of students surrounds me in an ocean of academic chaos. I observe them in silence. Some are consistently obnoxious, like an alarm that goes off at six that tempts me to smash it with aggressive fists. Some scurry along, while others choose to saunter to …