purplecats2The title may be a bit misleading. Or I feel like I’ve had the longest beginning ever! I’ve had the tips of my toes touching the vast waters of the writing world for years.

I’ve been to my fair share of conferences and retreats. Belonged to numerous RWA chapters, some I’m still a member of, some not. I’ve even served on the boards in various roles including President, VP of Communications, and Treasurer.

I’ve met lots of great people over the years that I’m still in touch with. There are a few that are my besties and we travel together and talk whenever we can.

With all that being said, I kind of viewed writing as something on the back burner. I’d do it when I had time, but never made it a priority. And that was my mistake. That’s why it’s been years, but yet I feel like I’m only at the beginning of my journey.

That changed last year. A lot of things were changing for me. My husband and I were empty-nesters. We decided to move from Maine to Florida. My husband’s job seemed steady, but we found out not long before our moving day that they decided to eliminate his position. And I decided to make writing my priority.

That’s why it feels like the beginning. I wasn’t going to sit around and wait for something magical to happen. I decided to take my writing career by the reins and make it happen. I’m forever grateful to my MRW¬†peeps who have answered my endless questions these past few months. I promise to stop bombarding you.

Things are moving ahead quickly. I’m really proud of my progress and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

And that’s why it’s the beginning.