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About Deviant Senior Member Jessica McVetyFemale/Canada Recent Activity
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On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the worst, how bad to you find your writing from, say, two years ago to be? 

17 deviants said 3 - Mediocre.
16 deviants said 4
14 deviants said 2 -
10 deviants said 1 - Pretty good, actually
9 deviants said 5 - Bad, really bad


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Remember those lit community updates I used to do that posted volunteer opening, contests, prompts, etc.? Just realized a real world application... Digging them out!
Does anyone still watch my page? I left DeviantArt three years ago in an effort to reevaluate my priorities. It worked! My life has taken some twists and turns, but I've finally found a balance between work and home.

I now run a small but steady writing and editing business called Cursor Communications. You can visit my company website for more information on that. I recently had the privilege of being the Featured Writer for Timmins Voices, a local reading series for local writers and musicians. I received a lot of great feedback from that session, which renewed my interest in getting published.

For those interested in my family life, I have four beautiful daughters now. They are 8, 6, 3, and 4 months respectively. They are wonderful little girls, even if I do say so myself.

I stopped by DeviantArt for two reasons: 1) I was curious about how things had changed or not changed since I'd been gone and 2) I haven't done nearly as much writing in the past three years as I did in a single month of wrimos and writing prompts here on dA.

Perhaps it's time I came back and flexed my creative writing muscles again...


Thank you for submitting this to LITplease for critique. Sorry you had to wait so long, what with the backlog and all, but we're about ...

Thank you for submitting this to #LITplease for critique. I am very sorry you had to wait so long for the feedback! Rest assured we are...

Hello all my faithful watchers,

You may or may not have noticed that I've been quiet for quite a while. I pulled away from dA significantly, partially because I'm busy in real life, and partly because I don't feel quite at home here anymore. There isn't one thing I can put my finger on that makes me feel this way; it seems to be more of a series of things that separately are insignificant, but added up mean a lot. I was finally able to make a trip to Los Angeles this year, and even with three months of advanced warning, a visit to HQ didn't happen for various reasons (no one person's fault in particular). I think that was the straw that broke the camel's back.

I'm not mad, and I still love dA, but I really need to take a step back and re-evaluate my priorities. I've poured thousands, even tens of thousands of hours into the lit community here, and all that time took away from other important things in my life: my family, school, and my own writing career.

I have handed over control of LITplease to the beautiful, talented and dedicated xMotherMoonx. LiliWrites has agreed to take the Lit Community Fundraiser points from me and distribute them to the community in an equitable fashion fitting for the fundraiser's original purpose. I took down a large part of my gallery, though there are still forty or so deviations there for your enjoyment (for now).

I don't know when I'll be back, if I'll be back. I'm going to wait and see how I feel in a few months or years. Thank you to everyone who has watched me, read me, critiqued me, worked for me and otherwise supported me during the past seven years, first as PunknEra and then as ATrue. You all have and will continue to mean very much to me.

Even now, I'm feeling a little choked up. I'm glad I'm writing this and not saying it.

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Lexi247 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day~
RCWikkydArtist Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
:clap: Happy Birthday!
Rushy Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Party Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
Faded2Indie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Writer
:huggle: I just came back, and saw that you were gone. Miss you, dear. I hope you are well, whatever you are doing.
ATrue Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Saw this message on my wall today and was like, "Aww, someone visited me recently, but I don't know who that is." Lol. I know who you are now! :)
Faded2Indie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student Writer
Rushy Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
:party: Happy Birthday! :cake:
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
:hug: I hope you're well. :)
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