Monday, August 1, 2011
My Happy Place
Creating a story and putting words to paper has always been my "happy place". It started when I'd take a notebook and pencils and sit in the ferns by the river near our house and hide in that fairy tale space and write about horses and people I made up in my head. As my life evolved so did my stories. When my children were small I wrote stories for them and eventually stories for me.
After taking a community education class on writing, I took the instructors words, "If you believe in your writing others will too", to heart. Her pumping up of my writing self esteem landed me a job as freelance human interest reporter for a local paper and subsequently added to my belief in myself and I started writing novels, joined RWA, and kept working to make my writing better because I KNEW I told a good story, I just needed the mechanics to make it better.
While the kids were still home, I had less me time to work on the writing but I made a point to try and sit down every day even if only for half an hour because as the saying goes, "If momma ain't happy no one is happy." Now that we're empty nesters, I spend a good part of my day doing what makes me happy. I write, promote, and visit with other writers in between taking care of the house, animals, and land. So my husband no longer has to tell me to go write. In fact he's usually asking when I'll get off the computer and join him on the couch!
What can happen in your day that makes you happy/content?
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