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Well, today is the last day of my summer break before like many students next week I will trudge back through the doors of my local high school. The end of summer break is a bit of a double edged sword for me, I'm always happy to go back and see the students, hear about their summer and spend the year helping them grow and mature. But the end of summer is also the temporary end of my writing.
There are just not enough hours in a day for me to work, pick up kids, drop kids at various activities, attend ball games, help with homework, cook dinner, clean house AND do things for myself, like write. I sneak some writing in here and there. I carry an ideas notebook with me just incase a story idea sneaks up on me during a chemistry class, or as I am pushing a cart through the local grocery store. But it's not the same as having entire endless days to just sit and mold my characters into the people I want them to be.
This has been an amazing summer break. We took a wonderful family vacation and I finally got my first finished work published.
It's been such a roller coaster ride of ups and downs I amhorr that it's over. And that horror is what will keep me going and keep me writing! I have several works in progress and I will continue to shape and polish them until they can join 'Losing Connor" on the virtual shelves of the internet!
So if you have a dream, a wish, a hope, never ever give it up, no matter how many hours you need in your day. Keep pushing forward and one day, before you know it, that dream will be real!


 


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