Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking the time to join me!
My name is Melody Kazey and I live in New Jersey with my husband and two sweet, if adorably pernicious, cats.
Writing and I have an on-again, off-again relationship and have been in this whirling dance since about 2003 when I began writing Harry Potter fanfiction at 13 years old. My writing evolved from inserting myself into other author’s worlds via Mary-Sues to creating worlds of my own with a universe of characters representing different aspects of my life. In short, writing has been a release when I needed it most.
Our most recent hiatus began towards the end of my college years with our last hurrah being a playwriting class I took in my junior year of college. Then my life was overwhelmed with the persistence of the status quo to feed my wallet before feeding my soul and I gave up my books, notepads, and pencils. There were minor attempts throughout the years, but they came to nothing.
Recently I began watching other creative minds on Twitch.tv where I’d been streaming board games–my other love–with my husband…my other, other love. I’d found happiness in this creative outlet with him, but I think we both were inwardly striving towards our own personal passion projects.
A few things fell into place all at once: I listened to an artist streaming about her own struggles with her art. I chatted with an interactive writer who was still doing what he loved with thanks to his wife who gave him the time to craft. My husband created the most spectacular piece of art with his voice I’d ever heard from him. Everything felt so right, like stars aligning to honor my patience.
Despite having accepted a part time job on top of my full time job, I felt that terrifying excitement of a new endeavor. The warmth in my cheeks told me I was feeling hopeful, which tended to lead to danger or burn out. Still, here I am.
I’m now beginning my journey to just write. Write something. Writing anything. It’s better than writing nothing.