Thursday, January 1, 2015

And so we begin...

Welcome!  I'm very excited to have this new space on the Internet to share with you.  I've started this blog as I embark on what will hopefully be my new career path.  I majored in English and education in college.  For three years I taught middle school before staying home to raise my girls.  Now I am hoping to add published author to my resume.

When I was ten and read Little Women for the first of many times, I was inspired to become a writer myself.  I dabbled in it haphazardly for years, always saying that one day I wanted to write a novel.  I'd have ideas, and even begin working on a few of them, before inevitably putting it down for one reason or another. 

But this past August, I decided enough was enough and I was just going to do it.  I sat down with a small idea and began writing.  I'd carry around notebooks and tried to fit in writing as much as possible, late at night into the early morning or when I had a free minute if the girls were playing quietly.  My story quickly took on a life of its own and developed into something I was really proud of.

Then, at 10:00pm on December 30th, I finished.  Just the first draft of course, so I will have many weeks left of editing, but I did it.  I wrote an entire book.  96,000 words and 199 pages typed.  And boy did it feel good. 

I'm excited, though a bit nervous, to be embarking on this new journey.  I'm hoping this space becomes a place to share my successes, failures, and a few tips I pick up along the way.  And I'd love to have you come along with me!

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  1. So excited to see where this path takes you. You are an inspiration in your dream-chasing :)