Some people may not want to do what they do for a living, as a hobby. I, on the other hand, find myself taking on writing projects even in my off hours as a newspaper journalist. I work a nearly 40 hour work week for The Suburban Trends. We have to write six stories a week. That may seem a lot, but when you get into a rhythm at your job, you find ways to meet that quota. I think my job is great. It’s flexible and I get to do what I love to do. But I don’t tire of reading or writing. I find myself constantly on the lookout for new ideas in my off hours, whether it’s for my reporting job or my creative writing projects.
Published by Teresa Edmond-Sargeant
Teresa Edmond-Sargeant has been writing poetry since nine years old, and writing newspaper articles since 16. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she was an editor, writer and photographer for the campus newspaper. She also penned a college thesis that explored the impact of print journalism scandals on the media’s reputation. Teresa was a newspaper freelancer and an editorial assistant for publishing houses and newspapers before becoming a staff writer for a North Jersey newspaper, The Suburban Trends. For her work there, she won Second Place in the Interpretive Writing Category in the New Jersey Press Association 2009 Better Newspaper Contest. In 2006, Teresa published her debut book of poetry “How Fate's Confusion Connects" with Wheatmark Inc. She continues to publish poetry and appear at local poetry venues. In January 2012, Teresa launched her publishing imprint Heathermoors Books, through which she’ll release her own novels, starting with Warding Off Reality in 2012. When Teresa wants to wind down from writing, she reads (a lot!), goofs around with her 10-year-old daughter and executes mad roundhouse kicks in tae kwon do class. View all posts by Teresa Edmond-Sargeant