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    Every day kind of feels like Father’s Day because I always feel like celebrating my Dad. No, he’s not the play-catch-with-his-kid kinda dad, but he was mine and I wouldn’t trade him or the childhood he built for me for anything. ⁣
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Mom was in prison a whole lot during my growing up so Dad was trying to make up for the fact that a whole person was missing from our lives. The thing is, Dad was a meth cook and he was strung out to the hills on his own superior product. But he loved us and he was trying, and for us kids, that was enough.⁣
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It's Christmas, 1994. I'm 8. My brother Brandon is 7. We live in a beige house—with stucco on the outside and tumbleweeds in the front yard—on the corner of Arroyo Drive in Victorville, a godforsaken town off the old Route 66 in California.⁣
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I’m lying on the couch in the dingy dark in front of the TV. Rocky III is on and we’re reciting it line for line. ⁣
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We’re eating Skittles by the handful. Brandon tosses me the red ones because those are my favorite. I toss him the purple ones because he likes anything grape flavored. He opens his mouth and it bounces off the front of his cavity-filled teeth.⁣
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“Hey!” he yells.⁣
“It’s not my fault you suck."⁣
“You’re the one who sucks!"⁣
“Quit your whining, you two!” Dad yells from the dim hallway littered with dirty clothes.⁣
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Both Brandon and I are in black jeans but his are more faded and they’re miles too short for his tall, lanky legs. He’s wearing a white and moss-green striped shirt with long sleeves, dull from too many washes. I’m wearing a black and white polka-dot top with long sleeves that are stained with chocolate ice cream around the wrists. Our hair isn’t combed and Brandon has a cowlick two inches high coming out the back of his head. Our hands our sticky and there’s a rim of sugar around our mouths.⁣
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Dad’s car keys are jingling in his hand with each step down the hallway.⁣
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“Shut that shit off and get your shoes on,” Dad says as he pulls up on his oil-stained blue jeans from the belt loops. They’re always sliding off from his steady diet of meth and sugar.⁣
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“C’mon, hurry up. I have a surprise for you guys.” 💌 Read the rest on my blog. Link in bio.

    Every day kind of feels like Father’s Day because I always feel like celebrating my Dad. No, he’s not the play-catch-with-his-kid kinda dad, but he was mine and I wouldn’t trade him or the childhood he built for me for anything. ⁣

    Mom was in prison a whole lot during my growing up so Dad was trying to make up for the fact that a whole person was missing from our lives. The thing is, Dad was a meth cook and he was strung out to the hills on his own superior product. But he loved us and he was trying, and for us kids, that was enough.⁣
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    It's Christmas, 1994. I'm 8. My brother Brandon is 7. We live in a beige house—with stucco on the outside and tumbleweeds in the front yard—on the corner of Arroyo Drive in Victorville, a godforsaken town off the old Route 66 in California.⁣

    I’m lying on the couch in the dingy dark in front of the TV. Rocky III is on and we’re reciting it line for line. ⁣

    We’re eating Skittles by the handful. Brandon tosses me the red ones because those are my favorite. I toss him the purple ones because he likes anything grape flavored. He opens his mouth and it bounces off the front of his cavity-filled teeth.⁣

    “Hey!” he yells.⁣
    “It’s not my fault you suck."⁣
    “You’re the one who sucks!"⁣
    “Quit your whining, you two!” Dad yells from the dim hallway littered with dirty clothes.⁣

    Both Brandon and I are in black jeans but his are more faded and they’re miles too short for his tall, lanky legs. He’s wearing a white and moss-green striped shirt with long sleeves, dull from too many washes. I’m wearing a black and white polka-dot top with long sleeves that are stained with chocolate ice cream around the wrists. Our hair isn’t combed and Brandon has a cowlick two inches high coming out the back of his head. Our hands our sticky and there’s a rim of sugar around our mouths.⁣

    Dad’s car keys are jingling in his hand with each step down the hallway.⁣

    “Shut that shit off and get your shoes on,” Dad says as he pulls up on his oil-stained blue jeans from the belt loops. They’re always sliding off from his steady diet of meth and sugar.⁣

    “C’mon, hurry up. I have a surprise for you guys.” 💌 Read the rest on my blog. Link in bio.

    317 27 10 hours ago

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    Every #writersgroup meeting is super informative but it can also be an overload of information and a tad overwhelming. I need quiet time wrapped in a blanket with a book afterwards.😴

    Every #writersgroup meeting is super informative but it can also be an overload of information and a tad overwhelming. I need quiet time wrapped in a blanket with a book afterwards.😴

    20 1 12 hours ago
    Want to write an un-put-downable novel? Dedicate next weekend to learning the skills you need! Your future novel will thank you! Follow link in bio for details and bookings.

    Want to write an un-put-downable novel? Dedicate next weekend to learning the skills you need! Your future novel will thank you! Follow link in bio for details and bookings.

    15 1 14 hours ago
    This weekend I had the opportunity to read a few fantastic books written by authors around my own age (reviews coming later this week). What’s interesting is that this is something I used to absolutely avoid doing. I could justify learning from authors older than me, who have been writing for so much longer than I have. But reading a book from an author my own age? That would send me spiraling down the comparison trap. I would berate myself for not working as hard, not trying as hard, not being as talented as this person was. But something switched in me once I started actually putting in the work on my own projects. Instead of allowing myself to feel inferior to other writers my age, now I seek out their work. Instead of feeling defeated by their success, I allow myself to be inspired by it. It reminds me that publishing is possible, that writing a great story at any age is possible. And it pushes me to keep working and writing the best story I can, so that one day, whether I’m 25 or 65, I will be able to look at what I’ve written and feel proud that I kept going.
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#amwriting #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #authorlove #bookstagram #onwriting #writerstruggles #mondaymotivation #writersgroup

    This weekend I had the opportunity to read a few fantastic books written by authors around my own age (reviews coming later this week). What’s interesting is that this is something I used to absolutely avoid doing. I could justify learning from authors older than me, who have been writing for so much longer than I have. But reading a book from an author my own age? That would send me spiraling down the comparison trap. I would berate myself for not working as hard, not trying as hard, not being as talented as this person was. But something switched in me once I started actually putting in the work on my own projects. Instead of allowing myself to feel inferior to other writers my age, now I seek out their work. Instead of feeling defeated by their success, I allow myself to be inspired by it. It reminds me that publishing is possible, that writing a great story at any age is possible. And it pushes me to keep working and writing the best story I can, so that one day, whether I’m 25 or 65, I will be able to look at what I’ve written and feel proud that I kept going.
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    #amwriting #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #authorlove #bookstagram #onwriting #writerstruggles #mondaymotivation #writersgroup

    47 1 22 hours ago

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    Tonight!! I’m DYING to see what happens... 💀 🤣 You’ll get what I mean if you come along...

    Tonight!! I’m DYING to see what happens... 💀 🤣 You’ll get what I mean if you come along...

    8 1 17 June, 2019

    24 1 16 June, 2019
    There’s less than 12 hours to introduce yourself during Stage 32’s Introduce Yourself Weekend! If you’re a writer looking to meet producers, actors, directors or financiers, now is you chance. Introduce Yourself Weekend is your time to step out of the shadows and connect with like-minded creatives around the world on Stage32.com. 
So, what are you waiting for? Head over there now by clicking our link in Instagram bio!

    There’s less than 12 hours to introduce yourself during Stage 32’s Introduce Yourself Weekend! If you’re a writer looking to meet producers, actors, directors or financiers, now is you chance. Introduce Yourself Weekend is your time to step out of the shadows and connect with like-minded creatives around the world on Stage32.com.
    So, what are you waiting for? Head over there now by clicking our link in Instagram bio!

    82 2 16 June, 2019

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    This is happening tomorrow! Who’s coming? 🙋‍♀️

    This is happening tomorrow! Who’s coming? 🙋‍♀️

    11 2 15 June, 2019
    Quirky, creative, imaginative, passionate, entrepreneurs, sometimes procrastinators — most writers are a mix of all of the above. Writing drives our storytelling, and for that reason and more, writers need writers. Join Little Red Rocking Chair Publishing and its sister company, Writers' Circle Fort Lauderdale on the second Saturday of every month in a coffee house in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Next meeting: July 13, 2019 | 12pm - 2pm. Location: TBD.  Space limited. Write for details. maritza@littleredrockingchair.org We are passionate about supporting writers. #writers #writersgroup #fortlauderdale #downtownfortlauderdale

    Quirky, creative, imaginative, passionate, entrepreneurs, sometimes procrastinators — most writers are a mix of all of the above. Writing drives our storytelling, and for that reason and more, writers need writers. Join Little Red Rocking Chair Publishing and its sister company, Writers' Circle Fort Lauderdale on the second Saturday of every month in a coffee house in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Next meeting: July 13, 2019 | 12pm - 2pm. Location: TBD. Space limited. Write for details. maritza@littleredrockingchair.org We are passionate about supporting writers. #writers #writersgroup #fortlauderdale #downtownfortlauderdale

    3 0 15 June, 2019
    So proud of my little #WritersGroup who completed their intro to playwriting with me today at @westyorkshireplayhouse 
They have worked very hard and have all completed individual monologue's that will be shared at the #PlayhouseYouth festival. 
So inspiring to see young people so full of creativity! 🧡✌🏻

    So proud of my little #WritersGroup who completed their intro to playwriting with me today at @westyorkshireplayhouse
    They have worked very hard and have all completed individual monologue's that will be shared at the #PlayhouseYouth festival.
    So inspiring to see young people so full of creativity! 🧡✌🏻

    1 0 15 June, 2019

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    Wise words for both life and writing. Speaking of, have you ordered your copy of the Ultimate Writers Journal yet? This incredible journal is the complete guide to becoming an author, telling your story and having your voice heard.⠀
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These pages unlock the very steps @lisamessenger, founder of Collective Hub, has taken to write each and every one of her twenty plus books and best-sellers as well as the hundreds of books and thousands of articles published for others – sharing the practical tools, steps, checklists, guides and worksheets you need to have your words flowing more freely, boldly and creatively than ever before.⠀
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The Ultimate Writers Journal will give you the key to plan every aspect of your book, from cover to cover and beyond, considering everything from content, budget, timelines, design & print, marketing, PR & more!⠀
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It’s time to get your story heard!⠀

    Wise words for both life and writing. Speaking of, have you ordered your copy of the Ultimate Writers Journal yet? This incredible journal is the complete guide to becoming an author, telling your story and having your voice heard.⠀

    These pages unlock the very steps @lisamessenger , founder of Collective Hub, has taken to write each and every one of her twenty plus books and best-sellers as well as the hundreds of books and thousands of articles published for others – sharing the practical tools, steps, checklists, guides and worksheets you need to have your words flowing more freely, boldly and creatively than ever before.⠀

    The Ultimate Writers Journal will give you the key to plan every aspect of your book, from cover to cover and beyond, considering everything from content, budget, timelines, design & print, marketing, PR & more!⠀

    It’s time to get your story heard!⠀

    1,428 28 12 June, 2019

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