“It’s Been” by Cortney Joseph

I find it hard to put into words the changes I've felt come over me.   It's been scary, but amazing. It's been stressful, but empowering.   It's been bubbling within my mind and soul, pushing a stronger and wiser woman to the top.   It's been calming. It's been peaceful.   It's been God.

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…

#ShortStoryAugust 2019 Is Here!

Today is officially August first, and a challenge I presented at the beginning of July has now begun! For anyone interested in participating with me, please check out the original #SSA post, and find out how to make sure your wonderful works are seen and how they can be shared by me. My audience isn't…

For The Struggling Creative.

We all want success. And we all want to feel fulfilled, to feel that we've done our absolute best with our gift and craft. For some it comes so easy, and for others it is the hardest thing we do daily. When it's hard, it can tear down our self-esteem. We can find ourselves in…

Throw Away Week [October 2018]

It's really no secret to those who know me well, and those who have been following my work as a writer for a few years now that I am good for starting novels or full length stories, and quitting them more than I actually work to complete them. I kid you not when I say…

For My Daddy.

I’ve never been the best at, or the most comfortable at expressing everything I feel. Not even when it’s obvious that my emotions are taking over and threatening to spill over into what always seems to be a wreck of a life. Never been the one that wanted to place the burden of my feelings…

Black Pearl (by Cortney Joseph)

He paused for a moment, trying to find the right words. "It's different for different people. What it should be; your heart, and the way you treat people. Your personality and your attitude. Beauty on the outside is nice, but it's not what matters the most."