It seems like so long ago that I got asked to join a fun and smart group of writers on a spec fic writers blog called New Authors Fellowship. So many of the writers were good friends and excellent role models. I remember the thrill of excitement when I got the invitation to fill in for a recent “graduate.”
Here I am a few years later, all the wiser for my time here–but also a lot busier!
Now, I am not only a writer whose taking her skills to the next level like I was back then, but I am also helping my disabled husband, homeschooling THREE kids, running a successful editing and social media consulting/marketing business, helping as a chair on 2 conference committees, and often just trying to breathe.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE my life. I love the busy-ness of it (keeps me from being idle), and I enjoy the many, many friends and acquaintances I’ve made. But as I take on more and more responsibilities, I have to remember that sometimes saying yes to one thing means stepping down from another.
So, it is with a heavy heart but fond memories that I must step away from NAF. I have enjoyed my time here. I’ve learned a lot from my fellow writers, and I’ve been so encouraged by comments from many of our followers. It has been a pleasure sharing my writing life with you–the ups and the downs.
I pray you all find many successes in your writing endeavors.