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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