Saturday, April 21, 2012

Let the Journey Begin…Again.

The first time I went to a writers conference, Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers, I went not to learn about writing, but because I had absolutely no idea how to go about publishing my BRILLIANT children’s chapter book.

A week later, and the conference over, I had notes and notes about publishing. Notes on the writing too, but who needed that? I already proved I could write with my finished manuscript.

I submitted my chapter book.

Um, turned out my BRILLIANT chapter book wasn’t quite so BRILLIANT. It wasn’t even just brilliant. In fact, it kinda sucked.

That’s when I decided that maybe I should put some time into learning to write.

So for the past six years that’s what I’ve been doing. There have been breaks. Pregnancy squashes the writer out of me. But now that my fourth child is six months the creative juices are flowing once again. HALLELUJAH!

My plan is to post every Saturday since I have The Hubs disconnect the internet during the weekdays so that I write rather than Facebook, email, Pinterest, visit random blogs, and celebrity stalk.

How is your creative journey going?


  1. Your are simply amazing Ashley! A great mother and wife and I am sure an incredible writer also. Look forward to reading your work one day. Go after your dreams! Love you!

  2. Thanks Aunt Ruth! You make me smile.