Hello, my name is Jessica and I'm an English major. No, I'm not English Teaching, just plain English. What do I plan to do with that? Wallow in failed dreams and poverty? No way! I'm going to do what I love: write.
Some people think I'm crazy when I tell them that I'm going to be a writer. But as crazy as it may be, it's what I'm meant to do. From when I first learned language I was cranking out stories. In junior high I was already writing short novels for my little sister and her friends. Of course, once I got into college, that lifelong dream and goal did waver a bit. I was scared by everyone telling me that I won't make it, that you can't earn a living that way, and that it's just too competitive. For a little while (I'm not proud of this part of my life) I considered choosing another major and occupation. But let's be honest, once a writer, always a writer. Eventually I surrendered and declared English with a double minor in Creative Writing and Interactive Digital Studies.
I couldn't be happier! Of course the future is unsure, but I'm doing what I love. Of course I'll probably have a "real" job to support myself with for a while, but that's allowing me to live my dream, not preventing it. I thank God every day for giving me the gift of storytelling. So, if you're up for it, join me on this exciting and scary journey of trying to become a published author. Maybe I'll crash and burn, but maybe, just maybe, there's a place in the literary world for me.
So some quick things you should know about me:
I'm a Texan (warning-there will be state pride), relocated to Iowa (another warning-there will be complaints about the cold).
I like to try out new genres and styles of writing but I feel most comfortable writing historical fiction and fantasy. However, I have written sci-fi, realistic fiction, children's stories, poetry, Flash Fiction, short stories, and electronic literature.
And most importantly, I am a Christian and my ultimate goal will always be to glorify God with the gifts He has graciously given me.
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
~ 1 Corinthians 10:31
So there you go! That's basically me as a blog post!
Hi, I'm Jessica! I'm on a mission to make my writing better in hopes of becoming a published novelist. It's been a crazy journey so far as I learn the twists and turns of the publishing world, but it's been worth it. Though I'm still learning how to be the best writer I can be, I'm excited to share what I learn with you. Happy writing!