My Progress Journal

Sunday, 06-15-2008

Alrighty then. I originally created this page back before blogs became popular. Probably wouldn't have made any difference because I probably still wouldn't have posted regularly. I'm updating today only because I came across this page as I was scoping out my site for badly out of date pages. I found one of many.

The thing is, I've just come off a 2 - 2 1/2 year hiatus from writing (fiction), after which I've reaffirmed my desire to write, submit, and publish. For a while there, I actually felt like I might not get the love back. I've been writing for so many years. (I starting imagining myself as a writer back when I was 15 years old.) It occurred to me one day that as an adult I had never considered "being" anything else. Why?

The day I asked that question, my friends, is the day I decided I needed a little perspective.

The timing couldn't have been better, since my husband and I had just starting building a house. It wasn't hard to put off writing for the next year and a half as I painted, installed hardwood, put down tile, got carpal tunnel/tendonitis from said painting and hardwood, and learned that not writing didn't end my world.

All that changed a few months ago, when I decided I wanted to finish the book I'd left dangling with only a few unfinishe