I have been writing since I knew how. It started in birthday cards to my big brothers (apparently one involved an exploding birthday cake, hehe, I was a weird kid), moved on to endless notebooks and continued throughout college. I always knew I LOVED to write but I had no idea how to go about making it a sustainable career. So, like many people without a plan, I went to law school! After almost seven years of practicing law, a husband, two beautiful baby boys and some freelancing later, I decided to no longer fight that voice inside of me that is constantly calling me to write and JUST DO IT. This blog will document my journey!
Right now, I am still working full time as an attorney which I am coming to terms with (read Writer with a Day Job by Aine Greaney, you will too) but I am about 53,000 words into my first novel. I am hoping to be completed by the New Year. I just finished an awesome Advanced Writing Workshop with Barbara Esstman at The Writer's Center where I received some great feedback and learned a ton. I also belong to a great critique group in Baltimore. If you are a writer, I can't overestimate the importance of finding a circle of other writers. We are a strange breed that finds divine contentment in making things up... think about that for a minute... who better to obsess over your imaginary friends with than other writers?!
Well, strange or not, I love to write. I talk to my characters during my (lonely) commute to work, I memorize places I visit so I can write about them and I wake up in the middle of the night to scribble descriptions of hands in my notebooks. I'm twitching, I'm itching... oh no, I caught it - I am a writer! Hope you will hang out with me as I head down this journey - whether I am a mass producing author who continues to produce in death or a little old lady with a ton of books under my bed, I am not stopping.
Love & Light,
Get your momma's 2-step on ya'll!