It actually feels quite fitting that I’m starting this new website, and have a new place for my blog posts because my writing life has hit an anniversary. I’ve written all my life, but for the past year, I have written everyday. I wait until my son was down for the night, and I wrote. Sometimes I wrote for 5 minutes, and sometimes I wrote for hours.
This photo was posted a year ago (give or take a few days) on Instagram. I wanted to hold myself accountable by announcing it to the world.
Here are a few things I’d like to tell you about my writing life:
I wrote a novel. It’s a good novel, but it’s not published yet. I need to send it out again. I sent it to a couple of publishers about 4 years ago, but then just kept editing after I received rejection letters. I’ve edited it A LOT. It may be fear that’s stopping me from sending it out again, but I truly think it’s ready, and I think it’s a great book.
I have written for as long as I remember. As a kid, I wrote short stories. I wrote letters. I wrote in a journal. I wrote articles in high school. I always wrote in one form or another. I started blogging while living in Korea.
Being a Mom slowed me down for a bit, but I am better than ever now. My son has motivated me more than anything else. Being a Stay at Home Writing Mom is pretty fabulous. Now I just need to make money at it.
It took me a long time to call myself a writer. In truth, I’ve always been a writer (although at times, a non-practicing writer other than the odd letter), but I wasn’t able to say it out loud. I’m now able to say that I’m a writer, and also to admit that I’m a good writer. It’s a good feeling. It’s nice having a passion. I’m lucky.
Writing everyday is a habit I know I’ll keep. Now I have to write more. I need to write more novels. I need to stay focused. I NEED to get published.
I think I’ve always had a good sense of humour, but it never really came out in my writing. Now that I’ve had Anthony, I think he’s actually really helped with my humour. Especially in my blog posts.
I never wanted to be a mom blogger. Turns out, being a mom gives me a lot of post ideas.
Writing is how I survive. It’s how I survived the worst moments, and how I celebrated the best moments. I can’t be without it.
Happy Monday 🙂
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