Update #2

Wow, am I really only on number two? I’m so bad at this blogging thing. Whoops?

Anyways, I’ll keep this one short. I graduated college, got a Real Life Adult job, got published again, and only now am I really getting to sit down and sort out my life. Which, yes, includes trying to be more active on social media. (Shameless self-promotion, but my Twitter tends to be more active)

I’m working on a few things, most of which aren’t really ready to be shared (sorry!) but as soon as I’ve got something, I’ll be sure to post about it. For now, expect semi-normal updates on the short story Genesis 3:23. G3:23 is a look at some snapshots in the life of Keynan, an NPC in my D&D campaign. Call it a writing exercise, but I thought it’d be fun to share.

Other than that, life has been admittedly pretty slow. But honestly, it’s nice to just get used to being out of college! I had to be a Real Adult (yes, the capitalization is necessary) sooner or later.

I’ll end with a fun statistic: in the year 2018, I wrote over 235,000 words! Of that, about 122,000 were original stories/prose/etc. and the other 112,000 or so was all fanfiction. Yay for productivity!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year 🙂

Graduation, Publication, and Mini-Vacation, Oh My!

Hi ya’ll, sorry for the radio silence from me. It’s been a bit of a hectic time as school has ramped up in addition to everything going on in my own life. I plan on adding more to my How to Write series, but unfortunately it’s been pushed to the side as I get my thesis done.

But hey, big news too! My first novella, In The Desert, is scheduled for publication May 4th! You can check it out here where it’s coming out as an e-book 🙂

What else has been going on in my life? Well…

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New Series: How to Write [Blank]

Hello! I’m heading into my FINAL semester in college which is honestly wild to think about, but between that and working on a few projects (podcast? podcast!) I also am starting a new, semi-regular series I’m affectionately calling How to Write [Blank]. Or [Blank] for short.

What is this going to be about? I figured that it’s high time for me to start putting down how I write on paper. I’ll be focusing on my strengths, of course, and hoping to fill a few niches that aren’t necessarily talked about at length. Each topic will be covered in a few posts, depending on how much I have to say, and will vary from “for people who have never tried writing this before” to “I am actually part of this group/have a lot of experience in this, but I’m looking for tips.”

I don’t have a set schedule yet, but right now I’m still taking ideas on what you want me to cover. Comment below, let me know, and stay tuned for more information 🙂

What I’m Listening To.

Works In Progress #2

Whew. It’s been. A long time. And I’m so sorry for not updating but — I’m actually doing things! Like things I can talk about and am certain I’ll get done because I literally have to! Unfortunately the podcast that I talked about last time seems to have fallen to the wayside but the short story is still in progress and I’m going to be published this October!

That’s right, your guy Elliot is gonna be a real published author!

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Back Home

I drove back to Arizona with my parents the other night; the school year over, I returned to Arizona and am currently enjoying my month off before launching forward into an exciting internship with East West Players later this summer. The last time I was in Arizona was in early January this year. I was very much ready to return to school but also anxious because I had a lot up ahead. Including, but not limited to, fundraising and scheduling my life around my upcoming top surgery appointment.

Getting ready for top surgery is probably one of the strangest experiences of my life. I spent the entirety of the weeks leading up to it convinced it was a dream, that something would happen and stop me from getting it. The night before, my parents and I had to rush to the only open pharmacy to fill a prescription that I had forgotten about. Yes, I forgot about a prescription. No, it wasn’t on purpose. Yes, that’s how bad my memory is.

I’ll probably write about the time immediately after surgery another day. But today I looked in the mirror as I got ready for bed and I realized — this is the first time I’ve been in Arizona since I got top surgery. Later this month, I’ll be spending time with people who haven’t seen me since I was on T let alone surgery. To be specific, I’m going to my high school’s graduation ceremony since I have friends who are seniors. I’ll see them, fellow alumni, and old teachers. It’s a weird thought.

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Works In Progress #1

This past week has been a rush for me with finals, getting ready to move out of the dorms, and mental health problems rearing their head once again. Still, I’ve been doing my best to be productive and of course that means starting another few projects that really don’t have a due date and don’t need to be done anytime soon… rather than working on things that actually need to get done like now. Whoops?

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Update #1

A few big things to announce! First, my play The Grey Teacup Cafe got written about in my college’s newspaper. It has good things to say about it, which is always nice and helps reaffirm what I got from opening night. Find it here.

On that vein, I’m done with theater for the semester!… which isn’t saying much since I’ll be working at East West Players all summer as a production intern, but it’s kind of nice to have school work winding down. Hopefully that means more time to write and work on other projects 🙂

In other news, I just heard that I received The Virginia Princehouse Allen Prize for “outstanding contributions to the activities of the theater department for the academic year 2016-2017.” Basically, people noticed that I did things! Which is always nice.

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