Regan Leigh

About Me

July1

This is a little video I made for my website, ReganLeigh.com. It’s all over the place in it’s attempt to say hello.

I’m an aspiring author.  That’s who I am in a nutshell.  :)

I used to write as a kid. Even into high school, I wrote short stories.  Something happened when I went to college and grad school.  I started to hate reading.  Not only did I hate to read because of all the required texts, but I had lost my desire to write.

I didn’t regain my desire until October of 2008.  That’s when it hit me.  How could I have forgotten?  I’m a writer.

I started writing every hour I could spare, and after three weeks of non-stop writing in January of 2009, I had three hundred pages.  It was like my muse was pushing me aside and typing it for me.  I had no idea how I was writing so much and so quickly, without feeling tired.  I lost sleep, but I didn’t even miss it.  I wanted to be writing all the time.  I still feel that way.

I know that I may be writing for years before anyone actually enjoys my finished product, but that doesn’t really discourage me much.  My only real fear is that I’ll stop writing.  That can’t happen.  I won’t let it.  I’m a writer and I don’t want to forget that again.  So, no matter how stressful it is to think I may be writing complete crap each day, I’ll keep doing it.

**See my current WIP info here.**

Random About Me details:

  • I love coconut.  Yeah, anything coconut.
  • I’m a HUGE music lover.
  • I think it’s fun to play in photoshop and iMovie for hours.
  • I’m a dork.
  • I usually bust out with inappropriate comments that illicit strange looks from others. I’ve learned to filter when needed, I promise. ;)
  • I LOVE writing and I HATE grammar.
  • I can’t stand mean or spiteful people.  It really isn’t hard to reach out to people in a helpful way.
  • I’m soooo not girly, except in a few minor areas.
  • It scares me to put my work out there for the world to see, so I force myself to do it all the time.

Want to know me better?  You can read my posts, contact me through comments, or email me at regan(at) reganleigh(dot)com!

*I’ve also started password protecting certain posts that may be a bit more personal.  I’m happy to provide the password to visitors if I feel comfortable doing so.  (Example: I know you from another site or in real life.)  Thanks for visiting!

“As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing’, I will be a writer.” — Hunter S. Thompson (Gonzo)

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“About Me”

  1. Avatar January 20th, 2010 at 7:52 pm Madeleine Says:

    I know I’ve looked at your site before, but I can’t remember when. I do remember, however, thinking it was beautiful, and the sentiment remains the same! This blog is gorgeous.

    Anyway, I loved this, and I completely understand your love for writing, although I haven’t gotten to the “dark days” in my life when I’ll forget just how much I need writing in my life. Let us hope you never have a relapse and that I’ll never have to deal with it at all! (Although the rebounding process seems amazing – 300! Maybe I should forget writing for awhile and see how many pages I can spurt out afterwards…)

    I’m curious: Did you find that you still love reading around the time you remembered you’re a writer?

    Anyway, I’ll be sure to make a shortcut to this site on my desktop.

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  2. Avatar January 21st, 2010 at 4:19 am Regan Leigh Says:

    I hope you avoid the “dark days”, too! :) And yes, the love of reading came back first and before I’d even finished one book, I was dying to write my own. The urge hit me fast and hard. :)

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  3. Avatar February 4th, 2010 at 9:38 am Layla Says:

    WOW!! I really love your motto!! :)

    Your site is really gorgeous & I’m impressed by how much you’ve written so fast too!

    I have a bunch of WIPs ‘in the progress’ too, with spurts of growth – I get interested in them for about a month & then become completely disinterested & want to write/do something else!
    I wonder if those ‘books in 30 days’ books ever really do deliver? :)

    Anyway, you’re an awesome inspiration & hope you get published & super-famous soon! (Or at least super-rich, or other awesome writerly things one might wish for!:)

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  4. Avatar February 4th, 2010 at 4:00 pm Ryan Says:

    Hey. We exchanged a few comments a couple weeks ago. Yeah the whole personal entry and password thing…I think I have to start another blog as I want my current one to be writing and book stuff but have a ton of other stuff I want to write and share with family and friends.

    Anyways I included a link to your site in a recent post. After reading the quote above I think you’ll enjoy the video and blog entry.

    http://thechinproject.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/keep-going/

    Cheers

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  5. Avatar February 5th, 2010 at 8:01 am The Freelance Zone » Blog Archive » Join TeamLazyWriters! Says:

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  6. Avatar March 7th, 2010 at 12:44 am Jolea Says:

    Nice website and I love your video. Very creative. Good luck with your writing. I understand completely where you’re coming from.

    Toodles

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  7. Avatar March 12th, 2010 at 8:37 am Mia Hayson Says:

    Ooooh I love this site!

    I just found you on Nathan Bransford’s wonderful forum in the “New Blog” thread, and am very glad I had the curiousity to click the link. I’m soooo saving you to my favourites, if ya don’t mind? I wish I had the guts to post my WiPs on t’internet, but yours are at least a billion times better than mine so it may be a while yet!

    Just thought I’d make you aware of my presence, because I think I will be hovering around a lot here…

    See you around then :~)

    p.s. I love the first scene of Mallory’s Story :~D

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  8. Avatar April 23rd, 2010 at 10:29 pm JR Stone Says:

    Came by here on a FridayFollow recommend. Your story sounds so similar to mine. Only, I turned against writing in my last year of high school. I had an awful teacher who destroyed everything I thought about myself as a writer. I couldn’t face it anymore. It took me almost 15 years to return to it. But now that I’m back, I wonder how it is I ever walked away. Hope your writing journey leads you to wonderful places.

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  9. Avatar August 22nd, 2010 at 9:30 pm Alicia Benedict Says:

    Hey! Glad to have found you via Nathan Bransford’s forum on websites for unpublished writers…that’s me :) . Anyway, I just put up my site for writing, had a few other blogs before but this is my first “I am seriously invested in writing this novel and dedicating all thought, motion, and breath to this project” step into the virtual world.

    That is why your bio really resonates with me as I was someone who wrote fiction since I could lift a pencil to the dotted lines on penmanship paper in elementary school and then lost the craft somewhere between undergrad and grad school when dense textbooks took priority over wonderful worlds of novels. Then I returned and wondered how I could have ever left.

    I also love music and it is funny that I read that in your bio as I have just dedicated a blog post a week to coordinating literature and music–in my own silly way over at my website/blog.

    Great to virtually meet you!

    Alicia

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  10. Avatar December 28th, 2010 at 12:40 am John Poindexter Says:

    A very lovely site. Really enjoyed your movie.

    Made think of doing one some day. Shouldn’t be hard as my youngest is a movie maker, so may have to ask for his help.

    A lot links for people to check out makes it super for the visitor.

    Would like to know your thoughts on the rejections?

    Glad to come upon your site. Enjoy your tweets as well.

    John

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  12. Avatar April 14th, 2011 at 6:04 pm Charissa Weaks Says:

    I read the first page of your WIP today on Nathan Bransford’s site and wanted to tell you that I loved it. I would absolutely keep reading after that opening, so Great Job!

    And…your blog is phenomenal. Loads of info for writers here.

    I write women’s fiction/fantasy and blog about my journey as well, and I will definitely be linking to your blog in the future!

    Best of Luck!
    Charissa

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  13. Avatar April 15th, 2011 at 6:21 pm Danielle Spears Says:

    Hi, again, Regan!

    Just thought i’d introduce myself since we seem to have something in common. I, too, had a sudden burst of writing energy and gave birth to an entire novel, which I am currently editing. So, I can relate to you here. I was a bit bogged down for a while because right out of college I began a career as a teacher and talk about a creativity squelcher! Luckily, my subject was English so when I didn’t even realize it, I was prepping for being a writer. Something I unintentionally suppressed for many years. Anyway, I know all that is unimportant here, but thought I’d drop a hello and nice to meet you! Congrats again on, I think, breaking Nathan Bransford’s record of no red line! Awesome feat!

    Danielle

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  14. Avatar December 14th, 2011 at 6:50 am Matt Carey Says:

    I’ve got to admit that I found you to be immediatly entertaining. Even your picture right from the very first glance I found very intriguing. But that’s a pretty regular response when I see a pretty girl with a beautiful smile. So keep on keeping on with what you’re doing, you rock!

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