I always enjoyed writing term papers in school, but never really thought about becoming a writer. My father was a journalist and author. He wrote for the local newspaper for several years. He also wrote articles for trade magazines and published one novel.
While my children were growing up I didn’t have time to think about writing. I was too busy with a full-time job and raising the two of them on my own (I’m divorced). About 5 years ago a woman at church wanted to start a writing group . I went to the first meeting and was hooked. I knew I wanted to write. By this time my children were grown so I thought the time was right.
Shortly after that I saw an advertisement in the newspaper about The Institute of Children’s Literature. You could take their aptitude test to see if you qualified for admission. I took the test and not too long after I began a course on writing for children. I finished the course in about a year and learned some very good basic information on writing.
Since then I have attended writers’ conferences, read books on writing, joined a different writers’ group, and written a few short stories. I am also completing a course on copywriting. I do not have anything published yet, but I am starting the journey of writing a novel. That is what this blog will be about – my journey and what I learn along the way. I hope you will want to take the trip with me. I have no idea what the future will hold, but I am excited to find out.