Starting off, introduce yourself to us. Tell us your name, job, and two fun facts about yourself.
My name is Mykki, and I’m an Interpreter Engagement Specialist at my company – which is just a fancy way of saying I handle all social media and promotional/marketing materials for events and training courses. I write fiction in my spare time and can’t fall asleep without watching at least one ASRM video on Youtube. 🙂
What is your current goal that you are working towards?
For the coming year, I really want to finish the WIP I started back in November for NaNoWriMo. After that, I plan to work on revising and editing that manuscript and hopefully prepare it for publication!
What is one obstacle in your way of achieving above mentioned goal? And what is your plan in overcoming that obstacle?
At this point, mostly time. Working a full-time job and maintaining some kind of life outside of that leaves little energy left for writing and revising sadly. So I need to make sure I prioritize my writing this year and actually schedule time to work on it every day.
Why is your goal so important to you?
Finishing a novel and publishing it has been a dream of mine since I was in grade school. My grandma was one of my biggest cheerleaders as a writer and I will always regret not pushing myself to get something published before she died. So a lot of what I do now with my writing isn’t just for me, it’s also for her memory and not letting her down.
That, and if I somehow make it as a published writer, maybe I can quit my day job and actually have the time and energy to focus solely on what I love!
Who is your role model? Why?
I don’t have just one – right now, my role models are all the lovely writers on Twitter and the NaNo forums that are willing to share their tips, tricks, struggles, and triumphs in their own writing careers. It’s really inspiring and makes me want to work a LOT harder.
What is one cause/issue you think is important to bring awareness to and why?
Mental health and the importance of ending stigma and making more resources available to those who need them. As someone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, and PTSD – it’s hard to access care, especially in America where just getting health insurance coverage is a pain in the butt – trying to find qualified mental health practitioners is another nightmare and dissuades a lot of us from trying to get help. We’d all be happier and healthier if we could get the care we need with little hassle – financially or socially.
What is one thing you do to relax or relieve stress?
I’m on Youtube a lot, which sounds silly. But watching funny videos of people doing their thing – like nail art or video games – allows me to disconnect from my own trauma and stress for a bit and then come back to it later. Also, writing. But that one can sometimes be a stressor, so it depends!
Do you have any guilty pleasures? If so, what are they?
I have no guilty pleasures, really, I proudly own them all! But seriously, I do enjoy doing the basic white girl self-care routine from time to time: Wine, candles, bubble bath, and skin care.
Who are your favorite bloggers and what drew you into their blog?
Goodness I have so many, but I would say Eva from She’s So Bright, Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Lexi Vranick! I feel like all of their blogs really communicate who they are and what their passions in life are.
Share any links you want to share with the readers, photo or logo if you please, and anything else you want them to know.
My blog is: https://on-th3-cusp.blogspot.com/
My Ko-Fi is: https://ko-fi.com/onthecusp