Things that inspire me to write #94: My fifteen year-old diary

I filled a lot of scruffy looking notebooks like this one with observations and thoughts on life throughout my teenage years–such as this one from my second trip to Japan at 17. And yes, the pack-rat that I am I still have most of them. A few months ago I hauled them out of my storage unit […]

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What matters most: a writer’s rejection

After five years of Penguin wishes and Harper Collins dreams, I have finally come to the conclusion that my memoir manuscript about working as a model in Japan may never be published. According to the most recent rejection, this one from Scholastic, there just isn’t much of demand for life stories in the young adult […]

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the perpetual wannabe…

Now that I’m no longer two, I don’t often get chastised—but I did recently.  It happened after I referred to myself as a wannabe writer in an email, to which my friend replied “dude, don’t you think you’re more than that by now?” I don’t. Funny thing is I remember feeling the exact same way […]

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The Universe Will deliver…more than pizza and Chinese food

Everything that is coming into your life you are attracting into your life.  And it’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you are holding in your head…(The Secret, page 4)” If you haven’t already seen it, The Secret is a documentary film about the power of positive thinking in which most of the interviewees […]

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