"What do you do?"
"Me? Oh, I'm a mom. I get to stay at home with my kids, which I love. And, uh ... I write."
I almost apologize for that addition to my job title. Mom and, er, mumble, writer, mumble, mumble. But in finding my feet over the past two years while blogging, I have discovered that I am indeed a writer and a storyteller and that people enjoy the tales I tell. (Insert surprised and astonished face here.)
While blogging has been the kiddie pool in which I have splashed and played, I have begun to feel that maybe it is time to be more intentional about writing and to actually jump into the deep end with a commitment to a larger project. (Insert wide eyes and trembling chin here.)
Life is busy and I'm not quite certain how it will all come together, but I do know that I will never take the leap if I don't make the commitment to be intentional about my writing. And so, I have decided to set aside the month of October and participate in a 31 Day Challenge to write a novella. (Insert quaking and nail biting here.)
I wrote the opening scene a few months ago and the story has continued to marinate and ruminate in my head. Little bits of dialogue or snippets of scenery descriptions tip-toeing throughout my day and heart-felt insights into my characters catching me by surprise. It's time to watch the story come together and see it through to the end.
I'm off to write right now. (Insert tentative smile and hopeful thumbs-up here.)
Linking up with The Red Dress Club. This week's prompt: 300 words to share writing goals.