Monday, June 4, 2012

Teachers Write!

I did it! I signed up for a 10 week summer online writing clinic called Teachers Write.  It's hosted by the awesome author Kate Messner. You can ready about it here.

I'm really excited.  Several years ago, I started a middle grade novel and was going strong on it.  I loved my main character.  But then, life happened.  It sounds tacky to say that Brennan was a major obstacle to my writing.  It wasn't him so much as the situation.  I was pretty used up handling his care, therapy and such.  He has made such progress and I'm feeling more myself lately.  I'm ready to get back in the saddle.

But it'd be a lie to say it was all the B-situation.  A big part of it was fear.  And perfectionism.  But mostly fear.  I'm not so great at trying things that I'm not sure I'll be good at.  And I have a big fear of making a mistake.  Which is in contrast to my need to be goofy 18 of the 24 hours in the day.  I'm a riddle wrapped in an enigma. 

Alright, so let's do this!  I'm gonna write! Even if I suck!
I am committing to write 15 minutes each night before bed.  I'm going to read the posts each morning, stew on them through out the day, then write at night.

Encouragement welcome!

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