My Journey.

It's approaching twenty-one years, and I can still remember the first person to tell me I had the gift of writing. Or, some semblance of that gift. I had just entered the seventh grade. I attended a school that included grades K-12 and there was the intense excitement of graduating middle school and crossing the…

Simple Girl, Simple Dream by Cortney Joseph

The following is a stand-alone short story, a prelude to the official rewrite of my upcoming novel Fly Girl. Feel free to follow along with the full novel on Wattpad.   __________________________   Torii Mercier slammed her locker shut, wondering how she'd even found herself in random conversation with someone she rarely sat in the…

Little Girl, Big Dream by Cortney Joseph

The following is a stand-alone short story, a prelude to the official rewrite of my upcoming novel Fly Girl. Feel free to follow along with the full novel on Wattpad.   __________________________   Timothy Mercier could only smile as he peered through the crack his youngest left in her bedroom door, opening it as quietly…

Work In Progress, #1 (An Update)

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…

SPEAKING IT INTO EXISTENCE.

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…

Little Girl, Big Dreams by Cortney Joseph

Running down the hallways of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Victoria Howell was literally fighting with time. Not only did she have less than two minutes to make it to the guidance office to do something for herself, she had less than forty to make it home safely with her younger sister. "Out of…

A Consistent Tale Of Inconsistency

Hey. Hello. Hi there.   Yes, I'm back, after another unexplained hiatus ... with lots of 'excuses'. While there have been so many hard and sad things happening in my life as of late (more so in the past month); I think I should only state that my mood towards writing has been a mixture…

The Year I Left Behind.

2018 started and ended the way each year has started and ended for me since I entered adulthood. Began on a very high and positive note, and came crashing down into a big ol' ball of fire. If there was any visual of what I looked like all year long, it's this beauty right here...…

Birthday Gift!

Year 28 is here, and I wanted to gift something close to my heart to those who love poetry or simply wish to support me. It is my SIXTH poetry collection, the companion to July's "Before The Sunshine". After The Rain, the happiness that follows the sadness I've struggled with for much of my life…