Ericka Clay

Literary author and Editor-in-Chief of Tipsy Lit.

My novel, Unkept, has been picked up by a publisher and is due to be released later this year.  Be sure to read about it here and don't forget to subscribe to my blog to keep up-to-date on the publishing process.  

 

 

How To Write a Viral Blog Post

There is nothing better than getting the attention you deserve on the Internet. The best way of doing this is by writing a blog post that goes viral. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, “viral” means that everyone in the history of the world reads your writing but you still eat a can of reheated chicken noodle soup alone for dinner. As someone who has never written anything that has reached an audience that exceeds the maximum capacity of a Denny’s, I am the perfect person to tell you how to compose and handle the thrill of viral blogging....more
"J.D. Salinger of the Internet."  I want that on my tombstone.   You are marvelous as always, Emily!more

I Don't Have a Rainbow Thing

I have a secret. It's the reason I blur my pictures and give my kids cute names like Punkgirl (12), Happyboy (10), and Rose (7 months), and it's the reason my husband is Coffeeguy and I am the Stuck At Home Mom. It's not because I think I'll suddenly break out as a writer and have 50,000 new fans and have to hide from the paparazzi, but rather because I need to vent sometimes and I don't want to share the secrets of my loved ones without some anonymity for them. My daughter is a lesbian. My son likes to wear girls' clothes. And my husband is a full-blown cross-dresser....more
I really really really love this post!  The honesty is refreshing and your kids will be the ...more

The Man I Know

Last Wednesday night, in a debate watched by nearly 70 million people, America and the world got to see the Mitt Romney I’ve known for most of my life. The guy who is in control, the guy who knows the answers to the hard questions, the guy who cares about people and wants to help those who need it the most. That’s the Mitt I know. I couldn’t have been more proud, and I couldn’t be more confident that he will be the next President of the United States. ...more
Thank you for posting, Ann, and welcome to Blogher!   I find your dedication to your family ...more

Surviving My Daughter's Surgery

There's this scene in Pay it Forward when Helen Hunt's character realizes that her son has died on the operating room table. Her knees buckle, the roots of her giving out, and she is lost inside herself as skin meets with tile. This fate could have easily been Erika's on Tuesday when her daughter went in for surgery. ...more
Thank you so much. It was stressful but I'm happy we've finally pulled through. @trigirl13more

Surviving My Daughter's Surgery

There's this scene in Pay it Forward when Helen Hunt's character realizes that her son has died on the operating room table. Her knees buckle, the roots of her giving out, and she is lost inside herself as skin meets with tile. This fate could have easily been Erika's on Tuesday when her daughter went in for surgery. ...more
Thank you. I think you're right, it's almost the waiting beforehand that's the hardest. Glad ...more

Surviving My Daughter's Surgery

There's this scene in Pay it Forward when Helen Hunt's character realizes that her son has died on the operating room table. Her knees buckle, the roots of her giving out, and she is lost inside herself as skin meets with tile. This fate could have easily been Erika's on Tuesday when her daughter went in for surgery. ...more
It's been one of the best and hardest things I've done in this life. The letting go, knowing ...more

Surviving My Daughter's Surgery

There's this scene in Pay it Forward when Helen Hunt's character realizes that her son has died on the operating room table. Her knees buckle, the roots of her giving out, and she is lost inside herself as skin meets with tile. This fate could have easily been Erika's on Tuesday when her daughter went in for surgery. ...more
You're right, it breaks your heart no matter how routine it is. We seriously had the best ...more

Surviving My Daughter's Surgery

There's this scene in Pay it Forward when Helen Hunt's character realizes that her son has died on the operating room table. Her knees buckle, the roots of her giving out, and she is lost inside herself as skin meets with tile. This fate could have easily been Erika's on Tuesday when her daughter went in for surgery. ...more
Thank you so much and sorry to hear you've gone through such an ordeal. You know I thought if ...more

Surviving My Daughter's Surgery

There's this scene in Pay it Forward when Helen Hunt's character realizes that her son has died on the operating room table. Her knees buckle, the roots of her giving out, and she is lost inside herself as skin meets with tile. This fate could have easily been Erika's on Tuesday when her daughter went in for surgery. ...more
Thank you Victoria! She's already running around like crazy and the sight is heart warming. ...more

Surviving My Daughter's Surgery

There's this scene in Pay it Forward when Helen Hunt's character realizes that her son has died on the operating room table. Her knees buckle, the roots of her giving out, and she is lost inside herself as skin meets with tile. This fate could have easily been Erika's on Tuesday when her daughter went in for surgery. ...more
Emailed you back. Thank you so much again! @avfloxmore