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My therapist has instructed me to write about my life. About how, at 23, my neighbors called the police because I had a nervous breakdown and began breaking every meager possession in my government-subsidized apartment after discovering that the screen in my kitchen faucet had already been stolen by some inconsiderate motherfucker who'd lived here before me. About how, at 23, this was more concerning to me than the fact that I hadn't showered in a week, hadn't eaten anything but pop tarts and ramen noodles for almost a month, and had shown up to work ten minutes too late in jeans and non-uniform t-shirts a hundred times too many.
I could say that it began when my mother's boyfriend kicked me out at 19. I had worked all summer while he was out of a job, had finally gotten the job at the local library that I'd wanted for so long, and even though I'd only promised to hand over half of my paycheck to help pay bills, the other half inevitably was used for groceries or household needs, so I
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Writing Opportunities (Publishing)
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:new: We would love to hear feedback from people if they are using this! Have you entered something listed here? Have you won something? Are you actively using this? We want to ensure we are giving the community something worthwhile here- and please don't forget to add opportunities you find to the list too- the more people adding things, the better! 
Hello all!
As writers, we always talk about “getting that piece published sometime” or “maybe submitting to a few places”, but how many of us actually eat our words and get on with it?
It was suggested that perhaps we could help nudge you guys by sharing with you the opportunities we know of. Personally, I'm not well explored, but what I do know is that the community is! Therefore this journal is a chance to share the opportunities you find.
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Hello. I have actually been writing during this hiatus. A lot. A few updates:

I will be graduating this Spring with my bachelors in Professional Writing. I have worked so hard to get this degree, and while I feel happy to be receiving it, it is definitely scary moving beyond college and into the "big girl" world.

I am currently writing my memoir. As silly as it sounds, it has been working out for me.

I wanted to write this journal as some advice for other young people in my position - those who want to write their true stories.

For a long time, I denied that I was writing in the genre of myself, in the genre of what has really happened to me. I wanted to write those things, but put it off on some fictional being. This was so that, if anyone really inquired, I could simply chalk up my writing to fiction and nothing more. I stopped holding onto this belief once I realized that I could only lie to myself and not to the reader. Until I finish my story, there isn't much else to say.

I want you to know what I have learned - writing these things are painful. I have felt it myself tonight. It hurts, it gnaws at you, it tears you limb from limb until you are nothing but scattered meat and running blood. It will hurt. And that's okay. Perhaps, and I think more than perhaps, writing in any genre is the same.

Don't be ashamed of who you are. Don't be ashamed of what brought you here. Whether you choose to accept it or not, it was something greater than you or I could ever be on our own. And it is okay to try to make sense of that in the scope of vocabulary, sentence structure, and all those things we worry about too much. We are okay.

I wrote this so I could remind myself, too. And not keep pulling at my own hair.


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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Sending you advanced birthday wishes. Hope you have been well. Stay strong, and keep posting. Take care.
sydnerella Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015   Writer
Thanks! :) I miss being on here and am getting the itch to come back! Hope all is well. :)
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:) It is. leagues ahead of all that's needed :hug: Hope to see more of your works soon.
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
happy birthday :)
KeswickPinhead Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   General Artist
:iconiconhiplz: Thought I'd drop in and say hi.
Hi. :D
Hope all is well, and I wish you and yours a Nappy Yew Hear. 
forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the support! :heart:
NathanielFlyingOwl Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Writer
Happy Birthday!
sydnerella Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Writer
Thank you :)
NathanielFlyingOwl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Writer
You are very welcome. ;)
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