About The Stubborn Artist

Hello!

Welcome to Thoughts Stained With Ink. It’s a hodgepodge of a website, that’s for certain. The main thing, however, is that it’s a blog–or, what I call, my outlet. Here, you’ll find anything you could’ve possibly wanted penned by me (and perhaps a lot of things you didn’t care to read or know).

You’ve got random musings, from emotional drama to battles with anxiety and depression to what I thought of my latest adventure. You have reviews, but mostly the bookish kind (though I’ll occasionally post over films and video games, too). Those reviews are quirky, because I like to review the experience and how it made me feel over the more structural aspects, though those will pop up sometimes, too. Take book reviews, for example. This usually results in a lot of discussion over how a book kept me up until 2am. Or how I threw a book against the wall. Or how I slammed a book closed as I started embracing my inner sailor. Oh, and don’t forget: this blog will talk about my writing journey, a lot. Covering all facets of it: from doubt and first drafts to finished books, editing and hopefully, one day, publication.

Like I said, this blog is a hodgepodge of posts, but it’s my corner of the internet and it’s a good place to call home.

But if you came to this page, then you’re curious to learn about me.

EmberWhat can I say? I’m a 26 year old writer who lives smack dab in the middle of the United States, with an eclectic range of tastes and hobbies. I write, read and blog, of course, but I also: panic fire in RPG video games; roll Rogues who fight like Barbarians (but die a lot more often) in DnD campaigns; run slow miles but lift heavier weights; sweat a lot when I’m filling in a new part of my sleeve; am an amateur Tolkien Scholar; am obsessed with dragons, books, Lord of the Rings, dogs, cheese and well, food in general; am very close with my family and have the most amazing boyfriend imaginable; and I work as a Circulation Supervisor at a university library to pay off my ridiculous amount in student loans.

That’s me, in a nutshell.

So please, don’t be shy and come say hi! I can’t tell you how much it brightens my day to interact with people in the comments (especially when we’re gushing/ranting over books and shipping characters together).

Oh, and shameless plug time. I have another blog, too. It’s called Muse in Pocket, Pen in Hand: a collaborative work between three writers who publish new short stories every month and sprinkle in writing-related posts throughout. We started in 2017, but truly got our quills quivering in 2018 and would always love for you to tell us what you think of our stories.

Okay, now that that shameless plug is over, I think it’s time to wrap this post up, shall we?

Cheers.