Uta Hagen--

"We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre."

About WWW

Hello there, Writers and people galore!

My name is Hanna, or as I call myself on this blog, Officially Inspired.  Wonderful Writing Website is my stand-alone blog that I use to talk about my life as a teenage writer, as a person, as a student, and as a Christian.  On very rare occasions I'll post here something I've written, but most of the things I write do not make an appearance on the inter-webs for rightful purposes.

I'm not published, but I hope to be.  At the moment I am 14 years of age and am a freshman in high school.  My life isn't exactly anything exciting, but there are some things that I like to share with my followers as well as the various family members that actually read my blog posts.  *Hi Mamaw and Uncle Chris!* 

I've finished the first draft of my first novel (Currently titled: Solace), and have gotten a little over half way through the second, but at the moment I'm finding it quite difficult to get back into the story because of a very personal matter.  I don't want to share on this page the full story, but I'll just say that the person who actually, in some odd way, inspired the premise of my story and is a 'character' in my novel has recently left my life, until we meet again.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much of an impact this has made on my life, and therefore I cannot hardly stand to look at my novel, let alone pull up the word document right now.  I'm thinking about starting the first draft of another novel, however, and hopefully return to Solace sometime in the not-so-distant-but-not-really-near future.  But, alas, my laptop needs fixing before that happens.

So many people and authors have impacted my life and have made me who I am.  I would list them all, but I really don't know that they could all fit on this page.  The three authors that have made the most difference to me are:  Stephenie Meyer (yeah, I'm a Twilight fan, but I'm not childish nor am I some crazy teenager); Leanna Renee Hieber (go read her books, they need attention because they are abso-freakin-lutely amazing!); and Jackson Pearce (can't wait to go to her signing!).  So many family members have, and continue to, inspire me that I can't even mention them all.  Plus I'd most likely leave people out and they'd be very angry with me.  Lets just name some that have "left" my life that I feel really give me what I need to get through the day.  My mom, Penny, whom passed away when I was three.  My granny, my angel, whom passed away August 3rd, 2010.  And my cousin, Jimmy, for being my hero, my strong soldier, and the best cousin in the world.

This blog was originally set up to help other writers (and myself) become better writers by examining the workings, the struggles, and the perks of writing.  However, I have deviated from that original goal to now blogging about my journey as a writer.  You will find several pictures of me and my family posted throughout my posts.  Some personal blog posts, some that are down-right stupid, and a lot that just descibe the daily life of a teenage girl living in small-town Ohio.  Fun, right?  I also do book reviews (or try to do book reviews) and post a little lesson about holidays and various things in life that suck or rock.

If there's something writing related or just something in general you want me to post about, please do not hesitate to tell me!  Also, be sure to check out my colab-blog Two Teens, One Dream, which is more centered around writing. 

Oh, and if you're in the military (past or present) and you're reading this, please leave me a comment somewhere on this blog (I read ALL of them and try to respond to them) letting me know so that I can say the two words that are not spoken enough:  THANK YOU! Thank you for my freedom, and everything you do.  Without what you do, I wouldn't be able to do what I do - Live an American life of freedom and pride.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

With eternal love and blessings,
Officially Inspired