Writing

2014
My Readjustment Year. After a full year in Peace Corps Morocco, I made my way back to Colorado.   Abroad, my creative edge was lost as I sucked up every drop of experience I could manage.  Back in Colorado, my creativity is returning in force.  As I work on creative an “adult” life for myself, I hope to update often with new work. 

2013
My Year Abroad.  I spent the new year with a beautiful girl in Houston.  However, on January 14th, I joined the Peace Corps.  I spent the first half of the year getting accustomed to the language and culture of Morocco.  2013 will easily have a massive effect on my future writing.

2012
My Year of Jumping into the Fray. 2012 has been a fascinating year in my life and in my writing career.  It marks the first full year that I have lived away from home.  That, mixed with the party atmosphere of my new house, led to plenty of inspiration and plenty of changes.  The year comprised of many events.  In the middle of summer, I suffered a severe panic attack that made me re-evaluate how I was living my life.  As a result, my writing changed drastically.  The year also saw two romances.  The one, early on in the year, had little to no effect on my writing (expect the horrifying break-up forced me out of the house and into the coffee shop much more often).  The latter romance changed my writing, my outlook, and my life for good.

2011
The Last Year of My Youth. 2011 was the year that I spent trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.  I was in a community play.  I ran for school board and lost.  I moved away from home.  I applied to the Peace Corps.  I started, and stopped graduate school. I spent the year writing a novel entitled ”Stitch”

2010
My Darkest Year.  I wasted a lot of this year.  I gained a lot of weight.  I worked full time.  I also wrote my second novel–the sequel to Fire Saviors.

2009
My Lost Year. I graduated from college in 2009.  While finishing up my degree, I had plenty of free time.  That is how I completed my first novel.

2008
My College Year. During my time in college, August 2007 through December 2009, I wasn’t able to write much.  It’s a side-effect of having to much reading and writing for class.  In time, 2008 will likely hold most of my collegiate writing.  For now, it is quite thin–at least until I go through my old papers.

2007
That Peculiar Year I became Popular.  In 2007, I turned 18, graduated high school, traveled through Europe, and started college.  For now, here are a few poems I wrote during the year.  More will be updated soon.

2006
My Defining High School Year.  In 2006, I was a junior and a senior in high school.

2005
My Year of Learning Social Cues. In 2005, I became close friends with a group of outsiders in high school.  I was a sophomore/junior in 2005.

2004
My Last Year as a Loner. 2004 was the year that focused on poetry but starting working on prose for the first time.  It started off simple and built from there.

2003
My First Year of Writing I starting writing in 2003.  I was 13 going on 14 at the time.  For my 8th grade English class, we were asked to write a poem.  That’s how it started.  I loved it.  My poems quickly became romantic and I never look back.

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