Let’s Get Connected.

So, while working on new things and trying to figure out new ways to promote myself and my work in 2021, I decided to dabble into areas I might not have considered before. And, while I'm sharing mine, I'd love to follow and connect with you as well so please share where I can find…

Let’s Celebrate!

Anniversaries come but once a year, and for MyPenWritesNice, a very special one has arrived. In the words of the legendary Tony Toni Tone, "do you know what today iiiiisssss?"   That's right! Today marks the official third anniversary of MyPenWritesNice.com! The site began when Cortney decided it was time to set some of her…

“Dreams Of You” by Cortney Joseph

We were beneath the tree beside our house. Me in my little pink corvette, you in your yellow prowler.   We were talking big smack, passing licks and clowning around. Racing each other up and down the street until the sun went down.   Then you stood, and you smiled. Your hands rose, you began…

Work In Progress, #1 (An Update)

So, I've finally reminded myself that I've been doing a little too much playing around. And by 'playing around', I mean not putting my talent to use. Doubting myself entirely too much. And just being plain old LAZY. I've been telling myself that I have to stop using these sad and depressed moods of mine…

What’s Next? Publishing Again!

So, my #ShortStoryAugust challenge came to a bit of an abrupt end a few days ago, but I wasn't certain if I was completely done. No, I'm not going to try and make up and post for the missing days or try to finish out the month. With work and other things occurring, I simply…

#ShortStoryAugust 2019 Is Here!

Today is officially August first, and a challenge I presented at the beginning of July has now begun! For anyone interested in participating with me, please check out the original #SSA post, and find out how to make sure your wonderful works are seen and how they can be shared by me. My audience isn't…

Just Wondering!

Please select your answer, and feel free to leave a comment with any ideas you may have or things you would like to see from me (I am ALWAYS open to new story ideas).    

Fly Girl by Cortney Joseph [Novel Snippet]

The following is a snippet/intro for my upcoming novel, Fly Girl. Please feel free to share your thoughts/opinions, as I am in the editing stages and looking for any and all feedback as I work to piece together the final version.   _______________   Prelude: Interview With Broken Idols   2010:   "Major success. At…

“Somewhere (The Intro)” by Cortney Joseph

I needed somewhere to capture these thoughts, to hold these feelings, to house these memories, these dreams and nightmares that won't free me. I needed somewhere to be me without judgement, to speak my mind, clear my heart of all the emotions silently tearing me apart. Here's where I bare it all as the the…

Invisible, Me. by Cortney Joseph

Falling, alone, constantly. Not a hand in sight to grab hold of, To pull me back, to pull me close. Unseen, unheard, unwanted, unloved. Alone in a world of people moving in slow-mo. Trapped in the abyss of loneliness, Invisible, barely here. Barely me.

Back On Wattpad

So as I get back into writing, I'm going to be tackling numerous things at once. In case my mind gets stuck on one thing, I'll have others to turn to. I've found that works best for me when I'm not dealing with a bad case of writer's block. Anyway, one of the projects I've…

Songs To Write To #2

I've been in a bit of a mood lately, sometimes sad... sometimes feeling nothing at all. And in those moments, these are the songs I tend to listen to. Sometimes it's to help bring forth a good and much needed cry. Other times it's to gather feelings for a story, emotions I can't gather and…

“Untitled” (9-9-21)

I'm at a crossroads, afraid, unsure of myself and the path I've taken, sanity unraveling with every wrong step, Lost and alone, wandering aimlessly in search of peace looking for the happiness promised at birth.

Songs To Write To #1

Hey, how's it going? Have you been enjoying the few posts from this week? I hope so. While trying to refocus on my writing, and push myself out of my latest round of fear (of failure), I've been thinking that I need to get back to what helps and most often inspires me the most.…

More Work, Less Drama by Cortney Joseph

Olivia burst through the doors of the children’s clothing boutique she co-owned with her best friend Reagan. Screaming at the top of her lungs, she bounced around and waited for Reagan to answer. Reagan, who’d been in the back unpacking new items came rushing, afraid that someone was harming Olivia, and attempting to rob their…

New Beginnings by Cortney Joseph

"I love you." The cool air of the ceiling fan blew over them as June lay with her head and hand atop Montgomery's chest. He smoked a cigarette, careful to blow the smoke away from her face as she reveled in the natural high his love gave. Their afternoon had been filled with intense passion,…

“Dear Sandy…” by Cortney Joseph

It's when I'm all alone, on quiet nights with nothing more than the thoughts and memories of moments past of all the times I wished would last long past forever all faded and distant like the stars I count one by one with hopes of spotting your soul and smile dancing between them, glimmers of…