Writing into the New Year, and then some


I started this blog when I first moved up north, hoping to share some of my up north adventures with family and friends from other places.  It has been a crazy few years, and I haven’t been able to blog as much as I want to.  I have gotten married, bought a house, gone back to school, finished my Masters Degree and gotten a new job.  I am hoping to be able to keep up with all of my blogs a little bit better now.    My goal is to keep up with all of my blogs a little more regularly, while I work on some of my other writing as well.

I miss writing.  Sure, I’ve spent the last three years writing.  I’ve written nearly 100 pages for my Masters thesis and still managed to write about 160,000 words in a series of books I’m working on.  I lost some of that when my computer crashed, leaving me with about 117,000 left.  With all that, it still doesn’t seem like much.  It is more than many people do, but I want to do more.

Soon, I will hopefully have another article published in  a local paper.  A first for this particular local paper, but not a first for me publishing something.  I am looking forward to it.  In 2017, I am hoping to stretch my writing even further.  I want to be published, not just with blogs and newspaper, but in magazines and in others books, in journals and even my own books.  I have bits and pieces published here and there but it just doesn’t seem like enough.  It isn’t what I want.

I love that I married a writer.  Ben gets it.  He knows what it takes to write something well, and he is willing to make the sacrifices needed along the way.  He is working on some of his own pieces this year as well, and we are trying to setup writing days that we stick to.  Sometimes we have to fight for writing days, and it is so hard, but it will be worth it one day.  I know if we keep going, we will look back one day and be glad that we did.

There is a quote that says “Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.”  I believe if you work hard enough, you can achieve your goals.  There are many challenges to face along the way, and sometimes goals change, but dreams really can come true.  So here’s to 2017.  I hope it will be a year of writing, a year of growing in my teaching career, and a year of finally getting bigger works published.  #dreamsdocometrue

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