I'm back!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Well I'm back and it's only been 3 months. Yes, I know that is a long time for all you serious bloggers, but for me it's just 3 months of soccer games, piano recitals and church camps.

Why am I back you ask? Well in the last 3 weeks, I have been at a writing institute my school district requires of all teachers. This writing institute has caused me to learn how to write again. To tap into old memories long forgotten. To hone my skills, to get rid of "be verbs, to correct my grammar and to love to write again

I've written about my son's love for his Spiderman Costume. I've written about my daughter's delicate fart noises. I've written about the decision to have kids and to buy a minivan. I have written about Thomas' fall. I have written and written and written (proud dad moment).

This class reminded me that I am a writer. Maybe not by trade, but within me lies the heart of a writer (another proud dad moment). I can remember at an early age that I always thought I was going to write children's books. I never have written children's books but the idea seems much more like a reality than ever before.

This blog is not going to be about "be verbs" or grammar or honing my skills, but I hope you enjoy it just the same. Hopefully it won't be 3 months before you see me again.



Tracy said...

Hey Girl!! So glad you're back!! I still check the blogs - even though I don't keep mine as updated as I want to. You're giving me inspiration!! :)

Paul Nichols said...

Proud Dad Moment, indeed. You're the second best writer I know. But that's just a tantative vote.

Word verification? "tanative"

kurt said...

The ease at which you write stories amazed me. I wish you consider writing children's books based on your teaching experiences. You notice the little things that many people take for granted. You have the unique ability to express your sense of humor in your writing. You are the best writer I know!

Rob Stearns said...

Something about the Shaw blood in us I guess. About four years ago I "discovered" that I'm a writer, too...that deep inside of me a writer is hiding.

The funny thing is I'm in the middle of my next book...and reading your blog post just now has told me to turn the computer off and get back to writing.

Don't tell anyone...but I have a children's series lurking in my brain somewhere. My daughter keeps telling me to write the stuff down...first things first...my next book needs to get finished.