Life has been...crazy, to say the least. I've been transitioning into my last year of college (I graduate May 2017! Woot!). I've been faced with many obstacles. And ALPHA has proven to be the hardest story I've ever written.
On the plus side, I begin the last semester of my internship in the fall! Yay! I'll get to spend three full days in the classroom AND experience the first day of school from the teacher's point of view! I'm super excited about my writing, both the specific stories I'm writing and my career in general.
I got my first summer job! I'm a server at a local restaurant. The food is awesome and the people are so friendly. I've only been there close to two weeks, and I already feel at home.
Back in March, I attended EvilleCon, an anime convention in Evansville, Indiana. It was so fun! I got to meet so many awesome people, including Bryce Papenbrook (Eren Jaeger from Attack on Titan and Kirito from Sword Art Online), Jessica Calvello (Hange Zoe from Attack on Titan and Rip Van Winkle from Hellsing Ultimate Abridged 4), and Eric Stuart (James and Brock from Pokemon and Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh!). I also got to meet some fellow authors, including Robert Midgett, a young author who is only in high school, and Shane Moore, who is a fantastic author and a former police officer.
EvilleCon 2016 VIP Reception
I got Kaiba and Eren to do the #sororitysquat!
The staff at EvilleCon are pretty dang awesome, too! I felt so welcome there (special thanks to my minion Lee for taking care of me!); I practically felt like royalty. They even brought me Starbucks one day. I was constantly apologizing for being a diva, but they insisted that I wasn't. If you ever wanted to go to an anime convention, I HIGHLY recommend EvilleCon.
I'm also going to be a guest again at Imaginarium this October! I am super pumped to once again participate in the region's largest creative writing convention. If you haven't registered yet, why not!? It's gonna be a ton of fun!
So much has happened in 2015 and even now in 2016. A lot of negatives, but a lot of positives, too. But I know a lot of positives are coming my way. I miss you all!
Love and Coffee cups,