Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Beginning

I have just decided to begin a blog so that I can keep everyone updated on my progress in becoming a writer. I have always wanted to be a writer, but confidence was probably my biggest obstacle, oh, and falling right into life after high school. I was married, had a Bachelor's Degree, and two kids by the time I was 23!

I've been teaching for ten years now, though, and my students have encouraged me to start this new "chapter" of my life. I have a great idea for a story, and I've actually finished my manuscript, but I have a lot of revising to do! A lot!!! Once my manuscript is all polished and ready, I will begin sending out query letters to agents. I already sent two, which got rejections of course, but at least I got that first rejection over with! There is definitely a lot more to writing a book, than writing a book, but if your dream is worth it, you keep going and make it happen. I hope, through this process, that I can at least teach my students this: Believe in yourself, follow your heart, chase your dreams, and never give up!