Friday, November 26, 2010

New Blog Location

I am so excited to publish my first post on my new blog on Blogger!  It has taken awhile to get everything set and figured out, but I am hoping that Blogger will give me better access to those who may be interested in my blog.

I was unable to export my posts from tumblr, so I will maintain that account for awhile, until I get some posts built up over here.  If you are inclined to check out previous posts, you can view them at

Please come and check out the fish on my new blog!  You can play with them with your mouse cursor.  I hope you enjoy them.

Try not to be a man of success, but rather a man of value. Albert Einstein

Wow - it's been a month since I posted anything.  I knew it had been awhile, but a full month?  My excuse is lagging determination and vacillating commitment to blogging, and writing in general, for that matter.  "People" always say you have to want to be a writer because you "have" to write.  Here is my confession - I don't have the absolute need to write.  I like to write.  I miss writing when I don't do it.  It feels wonderful to be creative and make stories up and have the people who read them enjoy them.  It feels absolutely fabulous that I finally found a publisher who thinks one of my stories should be shared with more people than just my family and closest friends.

But, there is a cost involved for anything we do.  The time I spend writing takes me away from my family - even if I am writing in the living room with them just ten feet away.  I don't have any other hobbies now - no scrapbooking, no sewing, no cross-stitching.  I feel guilty often for the attention I give the characters of a story, when my sweet little boys play next to me.

I'm telling you all of this because over the last month it has been a daily fight in my head.  Is it worth it? These are the things I talk over with my lovely, supportive husband.  And it was during one of these talks when the truth came out.  I want to be a writer.  Not because I have to, not because I'm driven to, but because I want to.  By understanding that about myself, I can then try to be, not only a successful writer, but a woman of value.  I will weigh the costs, and adjust my writing, so that I am the best mother and wife and daughter I can be.  But I will write - and hopefully, I will be successful!


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