In the future…

So, as of right now I’m just getting back in the swing of things writing for a blog, and I have changed the way I want to do things.

First of all, I have the two new characters I unveiled, both of which live during World War II. That era fascinates me and so I hope I can make it enjoyable for all of you. I will continue writing about these characters and seeing how their story continues to unfold in my mind. In the future I also hope to write snapshots of more characters and explore their lives. I prefer historical fiction but I enjoy writing within other genres too, so you can expect to see a wide array of genres present if I continue doing character snapshots.

Secondly, I want to try and do more poetry. Maybe involving some of my characters maybe not. I’m not exactly sure just yet, but I hope to do some more. Poetry is a really nice way for me to de-stress after classes, other than fiction writing, and I hope I have more time to do it in the future.

That is what I plan to do in the future on this blog, I don’t necessarily plan on writing anymore about my life, instead I want to focus on my fiction writing. Other than that this blog will pretty much remain the same, just a slight change in focus! 🙂

-Cora

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A Messy Relationship Leads to a Struggle for Friendship

Let me preface this by saying I have only had four major relationships in my life, and none have ended well. I’m not against relationships, but I’m a firm believer in putting your friends first instead of your significant other.

Picture this: it’s a nice autumn day and you and your friends decide to go some place to hang out. Well, that’s what happened to me. Sounds fun? It was. At first. Then my best friends, who happen to be dating, start going off and doing stuff without me and the other guy there, let’s call him Jason. Well, Jason is awkward and as I have come to find out, is somewhat misogynistic. You would imagine my surprise when my two best friends completely ditched me for awkward guy over here. He isn’t terrible, and I was able to make conversation with him, but I was still pissed. I mean, I had paid for these two to get in and then they don’t even spend time with me. Then when we leaved I was kicked out of my friends car and shoved into a car with the awkward guy so those two could go to dinner together. So not only was my fun evening made awkward, but now they were completely and utterly abandoning me without a care as to how anyone else there was feeling. I’m sure Jason didn’t want to spend his day like this either, and he especially wasn’t prepared to take an angry me home.

Of course, I was mad so my recounting may sound dramatic or over the top. It definitely is, but this is only to ensure that my point gets across. That point being, don’t forget your friends. Especially in a relationship. This wasn’t the first incident of abandonment or ‘cruelty’ per say due to a relationship and it wont be the last for sure. Your friends will be there if you break up, or get in fights, whereas your significant other wont be. However if you treat them badly, there is a good chance that neither of them will be there for you. It can be easily mended of course, just consider the people around you and the situation as a whole before deciding to go off and make out with your girlfriend or boyfriend.

Being a friend is always more valuable than being a boyfriend or girlfriend, in and out of a relationship. Especially in a group setting when more peoples emotions and feelings come into play rather than when it is just the two of you alone.

In the end it is your relationship, and I’m not here to tell you any different, but maybe, just maybe, consider the consequences.

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Oct 23: First of Many

So, I think an introduction is in order. My name is Cora and I am a worrier, the mom-friend, and an overall nerd. My school life consists of colorguard, marching band, and an onslaught of AP classes. However, I plan to use this site to categorize my thoughts outside of my hectic schedule, I’m not sure if anyone will read it, but I’m willing to give it a try.

I want to make a difference in the world, as most humans do, and I know exactly how to get where I want to go. Spontaneity isn’t my strong suit, so I hope to use this to post my spontaneity and use it to my advantage. After all, some of the weirdest ideas can become the best innovations.

My life is basically a compilation of unfortunate happenings, politics, and writing. Let me start by explaining the unfortunate happenings, I have always been unlucky as all of my friends will account to, and therefore make for the best stories. Writers of all sorts will account to having some of the best anecdotes out there. Maybe I don’t have the best, but after awhile my humor, and my unlucky nature, will become second nature. Hopefully just the humor though.

My love and interest in politics started halfway through middle school when a teacher was talking about who she wanted to vote for in the election. Personally, I was just going to root for whoever my parents were voting for, but Mr. Gorman was giving me personalities and viewpoints I had never heard before. While the amount of political nonsense he was talking could have gotten him fired, his words still inspired me to go home and research. New York Times seemed to have the most relevant articles so I read those. I studied issues I had never even heard of, places I had only seen on a map, and people I never knew existed. From there my love for the world and the people living in it grew exponentially. I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to touch lives, and the best way for me to do that seemed to be through the policy. I still have this wish, and probably will for the rest of my life. Therefore, some of this blog will be my take on the world, with the hope that sharing my ideas will affect some of you the way I was affected so long ago.

My writing has always been a part of my life. It’s never been anything big or focal, it’s just always been there. Every once in awhile I will share some things with you. I love reading poetry, but I’m not sure how well I write it, however I love to. With writing comes reading, naturally, so I will also include what I’m reading and how I feel about it. Who doesn’t love an amateur book review after all?

As far as first posts go, I know this isn’t the best, but I promise the first step is effort. If you stick with something for long enough it becomes natural, and I’m hoping that is what will happen here. Until next time…

~Cora