All Original Works by Cortney will be shared & linked here.
So, I’ve finally reminded myself that I’ve been doing a little too much playing around. And by ‘playing around’, I mean not putting my talent to use. Doubting myself entirely too much. And just being plain old LAZY. I’ve been telling myself that I have to stop using these sad and depressed moods of mine… Read More
I’ve seen this strategy work for SO many but have always felt that my luck wasn’t set up that well. Well, I’ve been trying to remind myself that my extreme penchant for self-doubting and holding negative feelings and ideals (regarding my art/work) doesn’t exactly help me or my luck. After all; what’s meant for me… Read More
They say that you should always show love to and/or support those who do the same for you. Well, there’s been quite a few people in my corner; but none who have pushed me as much and as tough (lovingly) as my little brother from another mother, Jalen. Over the years he’s been consistent in… Read More
A few years ago, I wanted to work on my nervousness/shyness as well as an extreme stuttering that suddenly hits me whenever I am forced/put into any public speaking situation. Being a poet, I figured that eventually it would only make sense for me to veer into YouTube with videos of my own. I began… Read More
So, I turned 29 on the 31st of August. Let’s just say that while I’m not actually OLD like I always claim I am; my body and the bones in it certainly feel like I’ve been around since 1938 rather than 1990. It’s all falling apart! No, but seriously, I dreaded my birthday just… Read More
So, my #ShortStoryAugust challenge came to a bit of an abrupt end a few days ago, but I wasn’t certain if I was completely done. No, I’m not going to try and make up and post for the missing days or try to finish out the month. With work and other things occurring, I simply… Read More
Here you will find the links to all shorts shared on MyPenWritesNice.com during #ShortStoryAugust. If you’ve read them all, thank you! If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Please be sure to leave comments (on the shorts) and let me know here which you enjoye the most. Thank you to whomever took this stressful… Read More
As always, once I get into a good flow… Life happens. While I had decided to go ahead and finish the writing challenge I began, things have happened that will prevent me from doing so at this time. I appreciate those who read and followed along for the 18 days I pushed through. Xoxo, Cortney.
If someone had asked me what the final straw was; I’m not certain that I’d be able to pinpoint it. Four years worth of a friendship, more than half of that time spent with frustration building over instances and occurrences that seemed insignificant to others. Or, maybe I’d finally reached that age where there wasn’t… Read More
Can I say that this writing challenge has been just that; a CHALLENGE. While I knew that it would get a little tough along the way, due to my work schedule, I truly had not anticipated this intense struggle and urge to give up on writing EVERY SINGLE DAY. Let me tell you, that desire… Read More