Welcome to my words.I've been a writer since before I could write. When I was a child, I would draw pictures and tell my mom a story for each one, and she would write the stories on the backs with the date and my age. When I was old enough to put my thoughts down on paper myself, she bought me a journal, and my love of writing bloomed from there. It started with juvenile journaling-- "Dear Diary, today I realized I have a huge crush on Carson, but I'm not allowed to have a boyfriend. Not fair!"-- which made its way into angsty, brooding teen poetry-- "His love was fake right from the start/I should’ve known he had no heart"-- and finally came to a head with the completion of my first young adult novel, How Real.
However, my execution didn't do my idea justice and I self-published it before I really knew what I was doing, and it has hit a dead end. So I've decided to share my writing in the form of short stories, snippets of dialogue, and the occasional journal.
Writing is my passion. It's all I've ever known. Cut me open and I'll bleed words.
I just hope that someday, those words can make a difference.
How does it work?
You subscribe, I give. You can pledge any amount you want, whether it's $1 per month/story or $15 or $20. Every dollar is a dollar that I earn doing something that I love. Some of my writing will be posted publicly, for anyone to read. But subscribers will have access to pieces I hold dear-- journal entries I don't necessarily want to share with the entire world but still want to share with people who care, or short stories that mean more to me than other pieces.
I'll try to stay as consistent as possible with how often I post, but with two kids to chase and a house to run, my posts may be sporadic from time to time. But I will always make sure to post something.
Subscribers who pledge $10 or more per month will receive special snail mail love from me. I've set up subscription milestone goals, and when one is reached, a new goal will go up in its place!
Although I try to limit my computer time to just writing (I tend to get distracted and one tab turns into twenty and I can't figure out which one is playing the stupid song), I check my email pretty frequently on my phone. If you have questions, story ideas, advice, or just want to chat, email me at renaemcbrian1 /at/ gmail.com and I'll get back to you when I can.