Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Mel, a freelance content editor and professional perfectionist. I like coffee, colorful pens, and Judge Judy GIFs. (What? She’s sassy.)
This page is supposed to be about me, but I think it should include you, too. Besides, you’re the reason I’m here!
Let’s cut to the chase: I want us to become better writers and better people, together.
I know exactly what you’re thinking:
Sure, that’s a cheesy tagline, but I spent a lot of time on it. I thought hard about what I want this blog to accomplish.
I thought hard about what I want to accomplish, as a writer and as a person.
“But wait!” you say. “I thought this was a blog about writing! Why are you bringing your other goals and ambitions into this?”
If you’re looking for a one-track blog dedicated solely to writing, you’re in the wrong place.
Guess what? Not all writers want to talk, think, eat, sleep and breathe writing 24/7.
(Shocking, I know.)
Writers have other goals and ambitions. Here are a couple of mine:
I want to take better care of my mind, body, and spirit.
I want to learn new things, like anthropology and content marketing.
I want to eat healthy, exercise, and be present and mindful.
I want to reduce my carbon footprint to help make sure the world is still here by the time I finally get around to publishing my novel.
And, yes, of course I want to write more, and write better.
In short, I want to become a better writer and a better person.
Do you want those same things?
If so, awesome! Because this is gonna be hard and I need a buddy.
Luckily, I have some skills and expertise that you might find useful along the way.
You’re probably thinking, “Like what?”
Well, since you (might’ve) asked, I’ll tell you.
(And even if you didn’t, I’m gonna tell you anyway — this is an “about me” page, after all.)
Let’s go ahead and get the stuffy, CV-style info out of the way: I have a BA in English and an MA in writing.
I learned a lot of neat stuff during my academic journey. (And I paid a lot of money for said neat stuff, so I should keep it all to myself…
…but I’d rather share it with you, for free, because it might help you become a better writer, and that’s important to me.)
I’ve also struggled with three mental illnesses for most of my life. The good news is, I’m in recovery now.
The better news is, I know some tricks for putting your inner demons on “Do Not Disturb” mode so you can get some writing done, whether you’re a novelist, poet, freelancer, or blogger (or, like me, a combination of all the above and then some).
Maybe some of my knowledge will be useful to you.
But hey, since I’ve got this little corner of the internet to myself, I might as well use it to try and help other writers who might be stuck in a rut like I was, like, two days ago.
Which brings me to my next point: this blog is a journey, not a destination. You won’t find the answers to all your writing and wellness woes here, because I don’t have them.
In fact, I’m still searching for them.
That means we’re in this together.
You know what they say — two heads are better than one.
So, are you in?