I’m doing a thing! So excited to finally announce a project that has been germinating in the dark space of my mind for a few years. I’ve been writing songs as long as I can remember, and one day it occurred to me, you know, I think I could write a song every day.
As it turns out, I can write more than one song a day. The day I figured that out is exactly the day I knew I could pull this crazy project off. So, I’m doing it! I’m writing 365 Songs in 365 Days. This journey will be a genre-bending, cross-training, soul-purging feat of amateur songwriting, and not only am I DOING THE SONGWRITING, but I am also SHARING THE PROCESS. If you’re into masochistic acts of creativity and candor funneled into the containers of random song structures, click here.
The Overdrive app is one of my favorite things ever. It’s a free app that you can use with your Public Library card to check out books and read them on Kindle.
Here’s a list of some of the books I’ve read from my library for free using the Overdrive app:
Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris, Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, Principles by Ray Dalio, How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan, A Colony In A Nation by Chris Hayes, Educated by Tara Westover, Hamilton the Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, A Tale For the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks… the list goes on.
Everytime I hear of a good book, I open up my Overdrive app and put it on my Wishlist, then when I need another book to read I just open up my wishlist and see what is available for checkout. Now I always have a book in my pocket wherever I go and I can keep on getting nerdier and nerdier.
The amazing thing about Overdrive , other than it being always free, is that the books return themselves. Since I started using Overdrive, I have never paid a late fee for my books, and when I check out the book again, my highlights and notes are still there.
This is amazing.
Getting published is hard work. Enjoy this pie chart to learn more.
*actual data from submitting a collection of 5 of my own poems to 30 publications. sarahmorganstory.com
Thank you to Steam Ticket literary journal for being the first to make me a pro poet. It has been a dream of mine to get published, and I have to say, when I got the email saying that my poem “UNOBJECTIFIED AT 38,000 FT.” had been accepted for their Spring 2019 edition, water definitely came out of my eyeholes.
…so now we love in silence, and we pretend that there ain't a body buried between us. mónica teresa ortiz