Writing When You Don't Have Paper

Fellow writers, you'll understand what I mean when I say this. It's absolutely awful to go anywhere without a pen and paper. This is coming from the girl who snuck napkins and pens into her graduation because there were 1,200 people in her graduating class. (It literally took two hours to read all the names, so I thought this was acceptable.) However, there are times when I forget pens and paper, But it's not the end of the world! As technology has gotten better, I've used my phone countless times to jot down a story idea, part of a musical line or a few stanzas of poetry. When I wander around, my mind drifts to such places, and to prevent looking like a dork as I wander around, I find that jotting ideas down on my phone has been quite useful.

Then there's those of us who are a little old-fashioned who write on their hands, whether that's on your palm or on the back of it. I find that when I write on the back of my hand, it tends to stay much longer. I actually have a reminder for a school assignment written on the back of my hand right now. But in high school, writing on my hand more often consisted of random lyrics. I suppose I just dream and think way too much. That's not necessarily a bad thing, I guess.

That's my random little insight of the day. What about you? Do you write on your hands when you lack paper? Or have you turned to jotting things down on your phone? Please feel free to stop by, leave comments, etc.!

Graduation Anticipation

At the ripe old age of 21, I will be graduating with two B.S. degrees in Psychology and Child Learning & Development. Even though I stopped writing so much in college, I rekindled my love for the paper and pen recently, and I never want to go back to those days when I was in a total slump, surrounded by distractions that took me away from my true love. Originally I was going to go to graduate school for a M.A. in some type of counseling, whether it be Marriage and Family, Biblical, or otherwise. However, after a lot of time to think and after consulting people who know me very well, I'm leaning toward working for a few things first before I move forward. It's strange that I'm 21 and will have my first novel published within the year, weeks away from being a college graduate, and I don't have a personal car. So when I'm out of school, that's what I'm going to be focusing on. In my spare time, no worries. I'll keep finding inspiration because there's no such thing as shutting it out forever, and I'll continue my writing journey.

I'm not quite ready to leave college yet. It's such a special place. I've grown so much as a writer and a person here, and while I know that trajectory is bound to consider away from here, it's going to be different without a doubt. I look forward to it, yet it's terrifying simultaneously. For now, I'm editing Facades--as if that's anything new--but this time there's a clear path to publication on the horizon, and I can't wait to share this project that I've worked on for four years and counting.

See you all on the flip side!