Wednesday, October 23, 2013

To be a writer…

The Fearless Butterfly,
Spreading its wings,
Flits ever so close
To the flame
Dreaming of warmth,
But cautious of the burn.

I’ve always wanted to earn my living as a writer. I just assumed that I’d either have to live a life of poverty, or have a full-time “regular” job to actually take care of my day to day living. Stuff like food, shelter, transportation, and clothing don’t just pay for themselves!

As I approach 40 a few years from now, I’m still working towards that dream. I write short stories, social issue essays, poetry, screenplays, and…starting in November for NaNoWriMo…a novel! I’ve spent the past 15 years either working in publishing, teaching others how to write as an English teacher, and sharing the joy of reading as a librarian. The time as a writer for me is now.

I hope you enjoy my ramblings as well as the creative endeavors I hope to share here. I plan on posting frequently and look forward to your comments, questions, and praise!