Cleft Lip and Palate · Creativity · facial difference · Writing

Everything That Rose, Finally Converged



Things have been busy these days. Time for fun blogging is few and far between. I’m also trying to revamp the site, add a few more bells and whistles, menus, a newsletter, so this site is a bit “under construction.” (Thank you for your patience.)

Right now I am contributing some fiction, poetry, and essays on Spillwords. This great site allows me to be part of a community of writers that share a similar passion for words. Mostly, I post revised versions of old poems I wrote in high school and college. There is other content on there, too. A great short story and some expository writing, too. With regard to the poetry, it has been a fun trip down memory lane. Please check out my submissions, rate them, and send them out via your favorite social media du jour.

I began writing for Children’s Craniofacial Association last August, so almost a year ago. This opportunity turned into more. I am still learning the ropes of my new role. I love what I am doing for them. I also know that I am making a positive impact on others’ lives, which is something that is very important to me.

Everything is coming together quite nicely. I do not feel spread thin with my writing, nor guilty that I am not contributing to all the various sites I was associated with. I stopped sports writing, but may guest blog from time to time. Stepping aside from sports writing, I can now focus my memoir book proposal and the class that I am taking that goes along with it. I am a pupil of Anna David’s Writing Issues course. We meet once a month. I love that I do not have to go anywhere because the course is online and group webinars are once a month. The rest of the time we write, the book proposal, book chapters, and develop marketing and promotional angles. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to write a memoir or biography. Anna’s tips are helpful.

I feel like everything is creatively rising and converging into one path — cleft lip and palate focused, craniofacial advocacy, and working on me through my words. Writing is how I process my emotions, my experiences, and sift through my thoughts. Thank you for joining me on this journey. It has been an exciting one. I am so glad I have arrived where I am today.


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