Reflections on Writing a Novel Draft

During my journey home from Italy, I was super bored and, thus, my brain went crazy and came up with a novel idea that I am ridiculously excited about. Thankfully, I hit 50,000 words on my other novel draft, so I was able to set that one aside without too much guilt to begin this…

Miss Darcy

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman having read or seen Pride and Prejudice, must be in want of a Mr. Darcy." - Jane Austen and Ryanne McLaren* *Note: The above quote does not actually represent the entirety of this post, but I did think it rather apt in capturing the feelings of Austenites…

Another Open Letter from an INTJ

Hello again! A while ago I posted "a Rare Open Letter from an INTJ" and feel inclined to continue this one-sided correspondence with another. A word that is not commonly associated with the INTJ personality combination is "emotional." Another such word might be "caring" or "friendly." Well, to quote a wise television character: FALSE. INTJs…

Rest and Laziness: They are Different!

I am a busy person, not necessarily because I have committed to a lot or because my parents expect a lot from me, but because I make everything I am passionate about into a serious commitment and expect a lot of myself. (Started piano lessons? Practice to be accepted as a piano major at a conservatory. Enjoyed…

A Rare Open Letter from an INTJ

"You're funny! I had no idea." "We will have to draw you out of your shell." "I used to be scared of you." These are sentences I have heard often throughout my life and I am sure than many other people like me- INTJs and similar personalities, have had to listen to the same basic…