|My library of writing inspiration continues to grow.
I suppose, by definition, as long as I have been writing, I HAVE been a writer!
At my youngest, "playing school" involved writing stories in response to my sister's assignments.
|One of my earliest diary entries. I was an art journaler from the beginning...lol!
|The journals I've been keeping on-and-off since I was seven years old.
In college, I never stopped writing, with classes in English, American, and Spanish literature, plus a multitude of history courses.
In my twenties and thirties, I dreamed of becoming a published author, and my journals hold constant chastisements that I never make it past writing diary entries. I have always been conscious that my desire to dedicate myself to writing never goes away, and yet I haven't contributed the time or ambition to make it happen in any intentional way.
|Stories and quotations from published writers contain a wealth of inspiration.
|More spreads from my current commonplace book
Because of my renewed focus and intention, I am going to put this Drawing Near blog on a bit of a hiatus. It has become clear that I cannot keep too many balls in the air at the same time, and if I am going to sustain my writing practice, then my art and crafting is going to take a backseat for awhile. I hope to maintain my blogging and mail art friendships, and am still interested in swaps with those who might be interested. I continue to be reachable at email@example.com. But for awhile, at least, I won't be making updates on this blog.
It is likely I will pop back in from time to time when I can't bear to be away any longer, but for now, it won't be on any kind of a regular basis.
So be well, my friends. I continue to wish you lives of creativity, hope, and happiness!