So I have these two passions, writing and speed skating. I mean there are more – I love being a mother and my husband is uber-cool – but aside from that, these are the two things that really light up my life right now which is completely different being lit. Having something light up your life doesn’t leave you with a hangover.
I work on improving both daily, especially the speed skating since sharp blades are involved. As far as I know, there’s never been a writing accident that ended with stitches. Probably just a paper cut injury at best.
Earlier this year I resigned as Editor-In-Chief at Yummy Mummy Club. Part of that decision was because I had become so intrinsically involved in growing the website I forgot that my most important job was to be growing my children. I was working from home but spending more time on the computer and less time with my family. And while my husband is amazing, he was living with a part-time wife and a full-time bitch to which I hope he responds “I wasn’t that bad” but we’ll both know that’s a lie. Good marriages are based on white lies, it keeps the romance alive.
The other part was because I want to focus more on my writing. I just kind of fell into writing and while my voice is becoming more and more clear, I need to get back to the basics and focus on things like, I dunno…grammar? It seems that proper grammar is a good thing. Apparently commas are more than little hooky things that look pretty. I’ll be taking a writing course and incorporating what I learn into my writing while keeping my voice.
But mostly, this is the year I’m finally going to bite the bullet and write a book. Whether it gets published or not isn’t of consequence, I just want to do it. Where it goes from there is anyone’s guess. I even started it. It’s only once sentence but as my friend Lisa pointed out, it’s one more sentence than I had last year.
Also? It’s about speed skating. I’m mixing my two passions.
I just hope I don’t get any paper cuts.