My new writing adventure

Hello all and welcome to my new project!  I’ve been writing for over 30 years – because when you go to Kindergarten, they teach you how to do that – and I’ve always enjoyed it.  I like words and I like to share words with others.  For many years I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a book.  I think most people who enjoy reading and writing fancy themselves wannabe authors at one time or other and I am really no different. From time to time I will write a few paragraphs that I throw out on Facebook and will get a nice response from one of my encouraging friends that goes something like “I love the way you write! You should really write a book.”, and I respond as all of us do when someone speaks the words that you have said in your head but have never had the guts to give out loud voice to – “oh not me, you’re too kind, what would I write about…blah, blah, blah”.

In May of 2015, I took a huge step and left full time employment to become a stay at home mommy to my then 5 year old.  There were many reasons for this decision and a lot of things I wanted to do in this new chapter (no pun intended) of my life, but in the back of my mind and in some very general conversations with friends and family I kicked around the idea that now I would have some time to actually write something.  Nearly 10 months have passed since I made the move to SAH status, and while I have journaled a bit and posted random things on Facebook when the mood strikes, I’ve never actually started to write anything tangible.  There are many reasons for this – I really don’t know what I want to write – what type of book do I want to put out there; I haven’t made time to actually sit down and write even if I don’t know what it is that I want to write; and fear.

Well, the time for excuses has passed.  I start this blog with the intent to have a place to put fingers to keys and say something.  I don’t know where it will lead.  I think the first several attempts will fail as I attempt to focus in on a writing direction – but I need to start somewhere and this seems like a good place to start.

So, if you’d like to join me on this adventure, I’d love to have you.  I hope some things I have to say will be interesting, some entertaining, some thought provoking, some funny, but over all that each entry will be a brick in the yellow brick road towards a finished project.

Thanks for your interest and feedback!

 

April Jones

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Wife, Mommy, Historian, Wannabe Writer.

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