Melinda, that’s who! Lou* is the nickname … that stuck. It’s a comfort zone. It’s cozy, if you will. And that’s exactly what I want this blog to be. A cozy place for you to read some short stories, ideas, and get to know Lou.
I’ll share fictional writing as well as my ideas on every day choices, happenings, artwork, anything I read, health, love, being a step-mom and who I am becoming through this process I call writing.
Here are some facts about LOU:
First and foremost- I WRITE. I’ve written a few books.
I’m working on getting them published so I can share them with YOU.
I also love to write short stories and you can read them here.
I am a twin.
I had five amazing chickens. They were my loves.
Now, years later and thanks to the birthday request of my step-daughter, I am in love with a bearded dragon named James Luis.
In July of 2016 I was blessed enough to marry this man, who looked like this when I walked through my best friend’s backyard toward him.
We now share a beautiful life together with his three children. My heart is full and I grow into a new person each day.
I’ve been through many phases with Hey Lou Writes. If you look back far enough, you can actually meet an entirely different person: the person I used to be. I was married, divorced, single, dating, buzzed my hair off twice, grew it out (currently!), I moved to another state, farmed, baked, wrote, loved, opened up my heart to a whole new reality, and finally landed in a spot that has been both more difficult and more full of love than I could have ever imagined. I married the best man I’ve ever known, gained three beautiful step-children and promised to love them all forever. None of this was expected. But all of it is gift from God.
I discovered my inner-feminist and prayed for a way to positively impact the lives of young girls. The outcome of prayer: God gave me two lovely gals to help raise, support, love and guide into being their best, strongest selves. I am a feminist because of them.
My favorite book of all time is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.
If you were to sit down with me and ask me about myself, there’s a good chance I’d end up telling you about my twin. Or about all the changes my life has had. Or about how hard things can get, how often I cry, and how often I laugh. I enjoy long, truthful conversations (and I tend to overshare.) I’m an open book, I wear my heart right on my sleeve. This is both a blessing and a curse, but it does make my writing and my facial expressions anything but fake.
That’s the brief low down of who I, Melinda aka LOU, am. You’ll learn more as time goes on, no doubt.
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY HEY LOU WRITES