In 2007, after leaving my job at an investment bank, I was staying home with two kiddos and trying to decide what was next? What did I want to do when I grew up?
A very good friend suggested I write. She loved my emails and had always thought I should be a writer. I loved writing and as a humanities major in college, writing was very much a part of my college career. She sent me an entry for the Washington Post Magazine fiction contest. I wrote a story. A not so great one. I mailed it in. I didn’t win (nor should I have.)
And from there, I just kept going. I founded this blog, first on Blogger and now here on my own website using WordPress for content management. Want to read where it all began. You can. Go here.
From 2006 to 2014, I have blogged. I finished an MBA. I founded a writing business and have written on a wide variety of topics for a diverse group of clients. I have attended The Kenyon Writers Workshop and studied poetry with Carl Phillips. (I know– I hit a home run there.)
I publish my short fiction and poetry in the Naked Sunfish and I have off and on entered various writing contests.
In short– I am writing. Not as often as I would like but I am writing. I’m not getting rich.
I have decided to continue writing here. Perhaps a bit more organized than before. That much I have learned.