“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
–William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
My name is Kat Devitt. I am a writer emerging from the shadows of anonymity, and I am here to say hello. Hello! *waves through the screen*
I am not as new to this writing game as I might appear. I have been writing stories and manuscripts for the last five years, but I have finally decided to take a gamble on my dreams. See, I am a recent graduate from Drexel University. I have earned my Master’s degree from that fine institution, but I have always harbored dreams of becoming an author. I would scribble poetry and stories between classes. I would read genre fiction, when I should have been reading the drier textbooks of academia.
And, now here I am. I graduate within a week. I am excited and proud at this accomplishment. I really like the job I will be entering into to keep a roof over my head and food in my belly. Clichés, clichés. Common motivations, but a girl has to survive, right?
Anyway, I am here, shouting into the void to see what echoes bounce back. I want to dive into the risk of following the threads of my greatest dreams to see what tapestry I can weave. I am here to pull hidden desires from my cave and let those fantasies take root in the sunlight. I want to be a rose, and I want to grow a name. Will I succeed? Will I fail? Only time will tell.
Until this is determined, I want to extend a hand of greeting. I am Kat Devitt, dear reader. Please tell me your name in the comment section. I would love to get to know you, too! And, please keep an eye out for these posts.
I plan to run two blog series on this blog. One called “The Enduring Writer,” which will post on Sundays. I will reflect on my writing progress and adventures in these posts. You might even see the occasional guest star. His name is Bucky, and he is a gray tuxedo cat, pictured here:
My second blog series will be called “Turning Through History.” This will focus on historical fascinations I unearth during my research. Some of these interesting tidbits might make the cut into my writing, but others might not. You will just have to read to find out! This series will post on Thursdays.
In the meantime, enjoy your week! I hope to see you around, and please, check out my works in progress page or my author bio to learn more. Without further ado, I will (hopefully) have you returning on Thursday for the first posting of “Turning Through History”!