Posted on January 4, 2012 by Karen Booth
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.
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