Saying goodbye to something is always bittersweet for me. Today I said goodbye to something that has been a big part of my life for over two years. I stepped down as a moderator of a site where I first learned to love writing fiction.
It was hard, and afterward I shed a few tears. I don't want to leave behind the people, but I didn't have time for the responsibilities that went along with being a moderator. I made some friends to last me a lifetime. I want to continue those friendships as I venture into new avenues in my life.
School starts for us on Monday. School in the mornings, writing in the afternoons and bookkeeping at night. I'm going to be a busy woman. But I feel God has called me to these things at this time in my life, and I want to be obedient.
The writing week has come to a close, and I'd say it was a success. I got through the entire manuscript one time and almost made it through a second. I added 5K words to its length, and there are still a few more places to add. Tomorrow I anticipate printing it out with chapter breaks and doing a read aloud. I should be able to get it to my crit partners by next Friday.
In keeping with the bittersweet theme...leaving this book and these characters is going to be hard for me. I've enjoyed them so much. My thanks to Vicki for coming up with a great title for me.
Oh, this week also saw my first 'publication' as I wrote an article for my church newsletter. It was fun to see my byline. Maybe I'm on the cusp of big things. LOL