UPDATED 1/3/2018: Happy 2018, everyone! I don’t know about you, but 2017 was not one of my finest years. When I counted down the seconds on New Year’s Eve, it was with relief that the year was over and a whispered promise to do better this time around.
One of the things I had planned to do last year was end my blogging hiatus in December, but December came, and December went. Why is my Real Life kicking my Writer Life’s blogging butt, you ask? Well, I went back to school.
Continue reading “Until Next We Meet…”
More Shiny Things! Michael over at The Ink Owl has pointed the Black Cat Blue Sea award towards my general direction, along with three writing-centric questions, because you can’t have a blogging award without some questions apparently.
Is this Mic on? Testing, one, two? Alright, let’s do this.
1) What are your goals for writing? Where do you want it to go?
To work my butt off to become the next J. K. Rowling. I don’t think I’m dreaming too big, do you? Continue reading “Big Dreams (aka The Black Cat Blue Sea Award)”
We live in a world where writing ages like wine. Sometimes it takes years or even centuries to mature.
But if history has shown us one thing, it is the merit of writers who spoke the language of the people. Who have taken poetry out of the shadows and into the light.
Writers and poets who are ahead of their time.
They are the ones whose works will endure.
—Lang Leav, Writers and Poets—
Continue reading “[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] Writers and Poets”
With no land in sight
Perhaps, it’s better to sink.
To hear something other than the noise
Of every thought I think.
You were my life raft
My reason to be strong.
I wonder how long it’ll take
To drown in this sea of sad songs.
© Jade M. Wong 2017 Continue reading “[Poetry] Sea of Sad Songs”
I never could see her soul through her eyes—
They were thick opera curtains that never budged,
Never giving light a chance to pierce through.
But light always finds a way—
Illuminating her veins down to her fingertips,
Until every word she wrote breathed anew. Continue reading “[Poetry] Bleeding Lines”
You: So, let me guess, you finally heard from the magazines you submitted work to earlier this year?
You: Hmm. Judging from the fact that you’re not hyperventilating in excitement, I take it the news is not good?
Me: Nope. Continue reading “Rejections”
OLYMPICS! Yes, I am slightly kind of very much into the Olympics right now, which has taken up all my evening TV time (thank the TV lords that all my regularly scheduled programming is currently on hiatus).
That’s why this series of comics by cartoonist and illustrator Jack Sjogren caught my attention both as an Olympics fan and aspiring writer, and I wanted to spread the fun & humor.
Maybe now, it’s more appropriate to say Happy Monday? Continue reading “The Freelance Olympics — As Illustrated By Jack Sjogren”
Brimming with ideas
But the page was blank
Words floated to the surface
Then once more, they sank
A twitch of the pen
A spark in the mind
And the words flew free
Leaving doubt behind
Once an empty page
Now painted with glory
And brimming with
The beginnings of a story.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] The Beginnings of a Story”