This blog will probably be similar in many ways to my old one: I will highlight upcoming contests or submission opportunities that I find, review books, share writing tips, and comment on news in the book and writing world. One thing I also plan to do that I never got around to in my last blog is to include some of my writing for others to see. I write YA fiction the most, but also like to experiment with dystopian and social commentary. In the past year I have begun writing GLBT literature for the first time. I'm taking a course through Long Ridge Writer's Group where I surprised myself by making my focus non-fiction. Today I will share the best piece I have worked on. It needs more editing, since I was pregnant at the time I wrote it, but this is something I'm working on for submission.