I feared that I would end up putting so much time and effort into something that just wouldn’t work.
Now, I’m in Ames, nervous and excited and ready as I’ll ever be for this new phase of my writing life.
Alongside the resume I regularly update, I have another document that gets a similar treatment that’s almost like my resume’s shadow.
Coming back to New York felt like relaxing back into my original shape, like the easily-navigable grid of Manhattan.
Over the course of the four novels, I became so familiar with the voice of the point of view character, a woman named Elena Greco, that I felt myself unconsciously starting to write in it.
I must recognize that my extreme introversion will come up against its limits as I advance my writing career.
I’m happier with my prompted writing because it allows me to tailor my prompts to what I’m working on, which allows me to be more productive with my time.
I was most excited about writing when I felt I was learning the most about it.
Jandra Sutton is an author, freelance writer, and public speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her passion is connecting with people, and she loves helping young adults reach their full potential by engaging their desire to learn and succeed despite the odds. To me, this excitement for connecting and helping others comes through in Jandra’s writing.Continue reading “Author Toolbox Blog Hop: Diversity and publishing — Interview with Jandra Sutton”
Hi everyone, I recently had the honor of writing a guest article for the Corbin Hill Food Project‘s weekly newsletter. Founded in 2010, the Corbin Hill Food Project now works with 30 family-owned New York farms to bring fresh food to over 47,000 people annually, in neighborhoods that typically don’t have access to fresh produce.Continue reading “Guest Article for the Corbin Hill Food Project”