Wow, I can't believe how quickly June has sped past! So much has happened and I feel I need to stop and catch my breath back.
I have been writing solidly on my novel throughout June, thanks to a brilliant idea I had. It's really simple - instead of writing in a word processor, which I need access to my lap top for, I am writing to an email account created specifically for my WIP. This means that, no matter where I am, I can make use of the 5 to 10 minutes I have where I am waiting in a line or sitting idly. My productivity has increased so much that I am really blown away by how far I have come. This has also made editing easier, because I am forced to re-read what I have written as I copy and paste into my word-processor.
In other news, I have compeleted my first semester of Post-Graduate studies, and have passed with flying colours. It really goes to show that I can achieve anything if I really put my mind to it.
I am currently taking baby-steps towards re-branding myself, the writer. I am currently in negotiations with my Marketing Guru about the best steps to take, and the image I want to portray. This is really exciting because I feel like I now have the right to call myself a writer, rather than keeping it my dirty little secret.
And so, the last six months have been an incredible journey for me. My decision to change career paths, from Secondary Teacher to Writer Extraordinaire, is coming along in leaps and bounds. I copped a lot of criticism for giving up a career that I didn't feel suited my personality, and I now feel vindicated in my decision. I have truely loved networking with other writers and hearing about their own journeys, which sound so similar to my own.
So far, this year gets the big ole thumbs up from me!