So much going on!
I'm trying to do something creative and productive every day. I don't always succeed but every day I wake up happy that I have another opportunity to try.
I did a big thing. I signed up for a year long writing workshop. It starts in September and meets every Monday night for three and a half hours. Each session, the group "workshops" 30 page chunks of work. I talked to the teacher and she said that the group consists of some published novelists, some novice writers and others that are in the process of writing their novels/memoirs. I need to have a good amount, at least 30 pages, written by the first meeting.
Each step forward I take surprises me. A few years ago, I would have laughed in disbelief if someone told me that I would be doing a year long writing workshop so that I could put my memoir together. But here I am, writing a little, reading a lot, putting deposits down on ONE YEAR workshops! Just crazy.
Also, as promised, I'm giving up anastasiaspeaks.com. In a week or so I will be transitioning to a new website. The blog itself will be same but it will have a different URL/web address. I haven't found anything I absolutely love, which hasn't already been taken, so it might be the one I mentioned last week: www.writingdownyourlife.com. It's simple and describes both what I'm doing and what I advocate for everyone.
Lastly, life has been so fun with my boys lately. They say funny things and give me lots of hugs. I'm grateful for this time and hope that the hugs never stop, even when they're ornery teenagers. :)