Monday, June 30, 2014

Freedom To Dream

Jelly Belly Jellybean Mosaic
As America celebrates freedom and independence, I've pondered on the freedoms I have as a writer. Freedom of the press is a given that comes to mind, not to diminish its importance in any way. The power of the word is remarkable. That I can type out anything I want for this public blog would have been a wonder in a different time and country. I'd love it if even one reader found inspiration, encouragement, a good writing tip, or a recommended read that they could take from my words each week. Thank you for visiting.

The next obvious freedom I see is using my time for writing. In this I am truly blessed. I have a good husband who supports me financially and supports the way I spend my time. After we moved to CA for his job change, I retired from substitute teaching to write full-time. Only recently have we seen fruits from that and the light at the end of the tunnel. It's a long, rough road but I will get there. I love it and I'll make it work!

Mosaic at the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA
To those whose time is more restricted but have decided to push down this road, don't let anyone tell you that you can't live your dream. Those who persist will improve, reach goals, and end up living their dream. It often takes longer than anticipated. But you can do it! Many have done it and more will follow. Writers and bloggers wherever you look would love to help and are cheering you on.

Figure out what personally holds you back, what you need to do to work around or through that (or find help), and go for it! Push forward. Dream big and work hard. The freedom to do so is there.

The new-to-me blog of the week is Laura's Literary Tips and Tutorials at Laura shares wonderful, helpful articles for those of us learning our writing dream.

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