Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stagnance

We all feel it at times, right?
As if we aren't moving forward? or backward? or even sideways?

There are LOTS of areas of my life that feel kind of stagnant right now. Thankfully, my relationship with my hubby isn't one of them. Haha. Nope, this isn't a posting rant about a relationship. Yay, me. :D

Just over a year ago, I dropped out of one of my online writing forums for various reasons that all lead to me realizing I needed to write for myself. Still in need of a support group, I found my new critique group at Passionate Critters and spent the last year writing and gaining confidence. Writing takes more than discipline and knowledge, it takes that confidence. Being back on track now, confident in my own writing, with another manuscript under my belt, maybe it's time to shake things up again.

See, there's no brass ring. Success isn't reaching some point so that we can retire, happy with the thought that we know all there is to know. Oh, no.

There's always something more...
So, what do I do now?
Well, I've reacquainted myself with the online writing forum. It's fun to get back in there and share the life. Share experiences.
I'm going to take a few classes in the winter semester at my local community college. I'm thinking criminology... and maybe a creative writing class... there are so many I have highlighted. I also have a University in my town, so I've had crazy thoughts about getting that degree in English that I never completed on my last run through the higher education mill. Wish me luck.
Last but not least, I might join a mentoring program through the writing forum I belong to.

If you're reading this and you agree with me, wanna take a class with me? Wouldn't that be fun? We could carpool. [you know who I'm talking about ;-)]

1 comment:

  1. Woohoo on returning to school! Best of luck with it! Though I do have to say, I hope you have better luck with the writing class than I am. I'm taking one right now and it's very boring for me. Not much of a challenge, I'm afraid, and to think I still have a lot to learn! LOL Hopefully you'll mine something useful from yours!

    Also, about the writing forums...I think I'm going to start haunting a certain one again, too. ;) I need to get back into the game after all this time off. Hopefully I'll see you around!

    And of course...HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope your day is wonderul and filled with lots of love and hugs! :P

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