Contribution to The Weekly Smile: “Plant Sitting” #weeklysmile


This week has been a little hectic as I try to balance life a little more. I was very pleased to announce the forth-coming short story to my author site, though. Still, it's a little nerve-wracking when you are about to release something you're worked so hard on. This week, my mother and I took... Continue Reading →

Lit. Update: Future Steps


New literary update.

The Whiteraven Net

It feels good to finally have my poetry book released in some form. However, the work doesn’t stop there. Now I face the challenges of promoting it.

As I already knew, “self-publishing” requires you to fund most of the work yourself. It gets disheartening and a bit stressful, but it’s what I have to do for now. At least I’ve accomplished one of my major life goals and can continue to build on it. It’s wonderful to be able to look back on the progress I’ve made, not just in writing but in life.

Now comes the constant effort needed to balance these new parts of my daily life. Plus, I’m renewing my efforts to get a part-time job to support my financial needs. For those readers who are also hoping to publish their work in some form, I highly advise that you get and maintain a day job. Don’t…

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Announcement / Lit. Update: “Excerpts and New Platforms!”


Update from T.W.N.!

The Whiteraven Net

The latest draft of my first poetry book is complete! I am slowly going through a list of possible agents and publishing options.

Over the next several weeks, I’ll be revising T.W.N. a little more. Older content will be removed and new excerpts will debut! For now, I’ll use the artwork that has been on this site before; but know that when the book is released, any images included will probably be different. As I’ve always stated, no copyright violation is intended with the artwork I do share. These are simply pieces I admire and feel compliment the mood and theme of each poem.

I have also created accounts on two new platforms where I’ll also share some excerpts and special posts unique to those platforms. The first is Medium, and the second is My Poetic Side (also powered by WordPress). You can find the links on my “About”…

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Personal Post: “Spring Ahead”


  Recently, we had the first rainfall of the year. It was a welcomed blessing because it's been pretty dry since the snow stopped. Sadly, except for a few quick errands, I've been too busy struggling getting things done to get outside very much. Once I get rid of some more items on my to-do... Continue Reading →

Personal Post: “Face Your Words”


  As I work on myself more and more, I realize many of the things I've been guilty of that society has convinced us are normal but are actually detrimental to self-esteem, compassion, integrity, and growth. For instance, many people seem to think it's funny to ridicule others who make assumptions based on a lack... Continue Reading →

“Thought For the Day is back!”


Here's the first thought/quote for the day of 2021! It's been a while since I posted these regularly. This year will see plenty more deep, inspirational, motivational quotes here on S.D. Let's dive into self-esteem with this thought today. - E.W.

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