Letters, Personal, poetry

Medicated and Mighty

I'm spending the day editing my book and making the final touches on some of the poems, order, and other small details!
I'm honestly amazed with myself for how quickly this is coming together now that I actually have the energy to work on it.
(Thank you Wellbutrin for making me feel alive again.)
Here's another sneak peek at one of the poems that will be in the book; one that I feel suits how I've been feeling this week. Let me know your thoughts!

Store bought neurotransmitters

Are just as valid as homemade

Not being able to make your own

Does not make you weak

And taking the steps to receive help

Doesn't make you broken

It makes you strong as hell

⁃ Medicated and mighty

Personal

About the Author || Commissions

Hello lovelies,

I just wanted to create this quick post so that every one could get to know me a little bit better and so that I could share with you about my writing commissions!

My name is Megan Marie and I am a 20 year old student, writer, creator, and cat mom. I am a junior in college working towards a double major in Literary Studies and Sociology. I absolutely adore writing. Nothing has ever made as much sense as when I have a pen in my hand, allowing myself to write freely and openly. For the past three years I’ve been bouncing ideas around for a large-scale project and I’ve finally penned an outline for my first novel! It’s entitled Crooked Letters to Crooked Lovers and it tells the story of navigating life and relationships after abuse. It’s a very personal project, very close to my heart, and it has taken a long time to find the courage to put those words on paper and share them with the rest of the world.

I also craft a lot, too! I hand-make unique jewelry and dream catchers and other witchy essentials. Crafting and creating things by hand became another very important aspect of my life, next to my writing, when I became very ill during my last year of high school.

Chronic illness is a part of my life, it’s part of who I am. It’s not always the part I’d like to define myself as such as with “writer” or “student” or “creator”; but it’s a major part of who I am and it influences my day to day life. Writing and crafting are things that help me cope, help me live, and I love being able to share my journey with others.

So a little bit more about me in the present and about my commissions! I am currently in-between jobs and struggling to maintain an active presence in my schooling due to my mental illnesses. Right now, I am living with parents and trying to find a way to work until school begins again in the fall. My goal is to save up enough money to move up north to Humboldt County with my lovely datemate and my precious furbaby! So, as of right now, I’m opening up my writing commissions!

Prices for writing commissions are as follows:

  • Short story (~1000 words): $15
  • Short story (~2000 words): $20
  • Poem (2 stanzas): $15
  • Poem (4 stanzas): $20
  • Acrostic poem (1 word/name): $10
  • Acrostic phrase poem (1 phase/sentence): $25
  • Prose piece (300-500 words): $10

If you like to more information you can email me at piles.papers@gmail.com or simply leave a comment below!

I also do freelance editing work at PilesofPapers on Etsy!
And if you’d like to check out some of my crafts they can be found at CosmicWitchery on Etsy, as well!

If you would like to support me and my writing I also have a Patreon account where I share updates about my novel – I’d love for you to check it out. And if you like my writing and my blog and all of my free content; I would greatly appreciate if you would consider supporting me on Ko-fi – I truly do appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

Love and light,
m.m.t.

Personal, Studying

Essay Help – Proofreading and Editing

From now until the end of March, coupon code “BLOG25” will take 25% off of your editing needs at PilesofPapers.etsy.com

Have all of your essays and short stories proofread by a college level English major at a price built to fit a college student’s budget!

I can help correct run-on sentences and fix those tricky comma placements – or I can help look for any inconsistencies in your narratives!

Enjoy your writing process and let your thoughts flow freely, I’ll take care of the rest!

Crafting, Personal

Witch Crafts

I have always loved crafting and creating and bringing things to life. I love living with paint stained fingertips and ink permanently smudged on the side of my hand.
My Etsy shop, Cosmic Witchery, is my way of bringing my creative passions to life. There you will find the wide variety of ways my chaotic mind manifests itself in the creative realm.

During one of the rougher patches of my life, I constantly found myself alone in my room with an abundance of time and very low energy (thanks greatly in part to my depression and PTSD). My illnesses made it impossible for me to go out, but my overactive mind made it impossible for me to rest. Writing and crafting became my two biggest outlets.

I started to craft and  work on small projects everyday, as much as my energy levels would allow. I filled my room with paintings, tie-dye banners, dream catchers, and so many other beaded decorations. These small items kept me happy, peaceful, and sane for a year and half – enough time to gain some normality and routine back into my existence. After that, I was able to expand my projects and my energy began to return to a somewhat normal state. I was able to go back to school, something I had thought was impossible.

But I never stopped crafting.

These crafts have given me a much needed outlet for my ever-racing mind. They help me to stay centered, to stay sane. They keep me grounded and focused on one project at a time. They make for a relaxing study break and keep me going on my roughest days.

And so, after two years of crafting for myself, I decided to open an Etsy shop and share my craft with others. I hope they bring you and much pleasure, peace, and positive vibes as they have always brought me.

Love and light,

m.m.t.

Personal, Studying

Editing Services

Hey everyone, quick announcement!

I’m starting my own editing services! I do edits for grammatical/copy editing and also content editing for short stories or blog posts or so much more! If you use coupon code “BLOG25” you’ll receive 25 percent off of these services at pilesofpapers.etsy.com!

I am an English major working towards my masters degree in literary and cultural studies. I’ve written and edited more essays and stories than I can count. When you get your editing services though me you’ll always be getting a great final product and a great deal!