Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 42: I Want a Rock Star Name

Writer, blogger, and fellow Duranie Andrietta Luna is at the helm for the first RNRHS of 2012. When I first befriended Andi on Twitter, I was a tad envious of her rock star name. Surely, Andrietta Luna had to be on Simon Le Bon’s baby name list at some point.  I found her post timely when so much focus is on improving your life and going after what you want. Below, she shares a bit of her journey as a mom and writer, all of which shows that you never know where life will take you. Just do your best to steer your own ship.

Andrietta Luna

Cleburne, TX, Class of ’88

I am divorced and have one daughter who is 20. I was a single mom for 18 years, working two jobs and going to school. I have wanted to be a writer since I picked up my first crayon in kindergarten. I used to make up stories and put on plays for the neighborhood kids. In the 3rd and 4th grade, my best friend Michael and I would write plays after school then put them on for the class. I wrote stories to escape my home life and am so thankful I had that outlet. In high school, on a whim, I joined journalism. That really opened the writing doors. I finally found  a place where I belonged. I won’t go into detail, but eventually that dream was stolen, I lost my confidence and shut the door on that desire.

My daughter is grown and out on her own now, so I moved to a new area and started over. I decided to step back into the writing world, even though I was scared to death. I realize now how vulnerable sharing your writing with others makes you feel. I am currently writing reviews for films, books, and music, which I am passionate about. I write for The Blackland Reporter and they have some exciting prospects for me. I still would love to write romance/erotic novels and use my blog as a platform to bring awareness to causes that I am passionate about. My dream is to get paid for my blogging, write full time and travel.

Song or band that reminds you most of high school: Whitesnake. Our graduating song was “Here I Go Again”.

Favorite piece of music memorabilia (poster, t-shirt, etc.) in high school: I had a Duran Duran cap I bought at Six Flags.

Band that you hated that everyone else at school seemed to love: Bon Jovi

Best show or concert you saw in high school: Def Leppard December 1987 Hysteria tour.

Best high school make-out song: I wasn’t allowed to date so I never got to make out. However, if I had to go back, it would be Styx, Reo Speedwagon, or Journey, “Open Arms” being the number one song to make out too.

Andrietta Luna is a writer for The Blackland Reporter. You can check out her personal blog at mzlunasworld.blogspot.com

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