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I'm keeping my previous profile below because it's just too cute. But having been "favorited" 13 years later and discovered that stuff I put on the Internet never dies, allow me to give you, poor soul who has somehow dug up my stuff, a current update: as of 2017, I just turned 30! So here's what I'm up to now:I write a blog about the creative process and resilience against rejection and criticism, called the Rejection Survival Guide, which you fellow writers may enjoy. I am the author of Letters to Josep: An Introduction to Judaism, based on the eponymous blog about Judaism and life in Israel, . My debut novel, By Light of Hidden Candles, is forthcoming from Kasva Press. I've had my short fiction, poetry, and articles published in all kinds of Respectable Publications, like Reckoning, the Jewish Literary Journal, Pnima Magazine, blah blah blah. You can see some of my recent stuff at (look at me, all official and author-y with my own website and everything).
Obviously, it has been many years since I've posted stuff on FictionPress. If you like my stuff you can follow me on Twitter at @DaniellaNLevy, "like" Letters to Josep's Facebook page, or sign up for my newsletter :)
And now I hand the mic back to my 17-year-old self:
"Man plans and God laughs"-- Yiddish Proverb
Time for yet another update...
Hi. *waves enthusiastically* I'm Daniella and I'm 17. This may really surprise you, but I love to write. *shock* *horror* I started writing poetry in around second grade or something, so I guess you have to get SOMETHING relatively readable in ten years of, ahem, working on it. I only started writing poetry that seemed decent somehow around three years ago. Which just goes to prove...
I am working on getting my novel published, just like the next guy... in fact I've got two written and all set. Now all I need is an editor or agent who's had enough coffee this morning and is in a relatively good mood, who happens to be glancing at a query of mine...
I'm much too ambitious for my own good and have this tendency for juggling lessons or however it is you develop several skills at the same time (unfortunately... juggling is NOT one of my "talents"). I try my hand at piano and singing (Music and writing. My life in a nutshell), I love imitating and acting in general (my favorite pastime is imitating Jack Sparrow, though unfortunately my friends are so sick of it they'd sooner send me flying off a cliff into the Caribbean Sea than tolerate another "That's interesting..." from me...), and I'm constantly debating whether or not to take dancing lessons and try that out. Decisions, decisions. I'm a lamentable decision-maker.
I'm an American-Israeli, having "made aliyah" (immigrated to Israel) seven and a half years ago, when I was around ten years old. At first I hated it. Now I can't live anywhere else.
Anyway. Why Sunflower Philosophy? Because sunflowers are my favorite flowers. Why? They're everything optimistic in this awesome world of ours- bright, yellow, huge, giving (seeds...), and always tilting towards the sun EVEN... *waits for droning chorus of "On a cloudy day..."*
I have lots of friends on this site! Let's see. There's Jupgrrl, my crazy older sister who writes breathtaking poetry and bribes me into listening to her rant about her boyfriend/fiance by stuffing chocolate down my throat (not a bad exchange, really...); Minihaha, my beautiful and adorable close friend, to whom a few of my poems were written- I still haven't managed to convince her to post more poems, but I will! I will, I tell you!!!... There's Strongwind, another friend of mine who works very hard on keeping to herself about her problems, but gives me a glance at them through her beautiful writing; MagenDavid, the adorable girl who lives on the other side of my wall (we have a whole code of communication- hey Rose! Knock knock knock!); and the Happy-Platipus herself, a highly entertaining and amusingly philosophical human being, for whom the spelling of the word "platypus" is of no importance in comparison to the cosmic reasoning behind the creation of the universe.
Have a great summer, y'all!
~* Sunflower Philosophy