Hey there, I'm Jaci Schreckengost.
Here are some pieces of my writing. They're all drafts; some on revision one, some on revision ninety.
You can see more of my work at jacischreckengost.com. I'm also on Instagram @JaciSchreckengost.
I sit and watch the piece of granite that’s supposed to represent her. Somehow it’s supposed to make me believe she’s still around somewhere. Maybe it’s just supposed to remind me of how much I miss her, but I sure as hell don’t need a reminder of that.
Review: Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein
This is a review of Hannah Orenstein's book HEAD OVER HEELS. While I try to avoid spoilers, there are some below! First thoughts
Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is a review of Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Please note, there are spoilers below! First thoughts This is absolutely a stunning book. This was the second book I've read by TJR (the first was "Daisy Jones and the Six") and I've loved them both!
The light in the entryway flickers. I take a deeper breath in than the one before, but it still doesn't feel like enough. On my exhale, the light steadies. I close my eyes. By the time I open them, the light begins to flicker again. I take an even deeper breath in and hold it as I stand up; I walk across the room and flip the switch. I exhale as the darkness surrounds me.
Writing About Writing My Thesis: Part 1
Just a few days ago, I submitted the first half of my thesis to be reviewed by my committee chair. I'm terrified. Not about the feedback I'll be getting; I know I'm going to get incredible feedback — that's one of the reasons I asked this faculty member to be my committee chair.
True Colors I’ve been told I’m bright yellow — just a little too much; I’ve heard I’m someone who needs to be toned down.
Hey y'all! If you don't know, April is National Poetry Month. Every year, poets come together to write a poem every day of the month!
On Sunrises and Starting Over
It’s more of a second hometown. About 10 years ago, my family moved nearly 800 miles south. It was a restart. Not long after we moved, the town’s sunrises began to be restarts for me, too.