I See Dragons

Wow, I have neglected my poor blog.  Why would I do such a terrible thing, you ask?

There are many reasons a blog fades into non-existence.  In my case, it was a combination of other projects – three books, a 4 season series currently in production, and tons of audio narrations – taking precedence; general health and family issues like moving to a new state and a disastrous campaign against an insurgent army of fat cells laying siege to my midsection (I shall win the war!); and a sudden notion that my blog should have a theme (or be coherent) coupled with a rising fear that I had no business fashioning myself as a writer in the first place.

It’s amazing what my brain whispers to me in the dead of night.  It’s even more unfathomable that I believe any of those whispers in the morning.  I seem to forget that being a writer is not a destination, it’s a journey.  It took me this long to realize that comparing myself to any one of my peers is pointless.  Not only have we reached different points on our career path, we are on entirely different roads.  The only person to whom I should compare myself is the person that I was yesterday, and the only person I could hope to be tomorrow is a better version of myself today.

In this spirit, I have decided that TotallyTawn shall be a place for me to flex my writing muscles by allowing myself the freedom to grow, learn, and enjoy the journey.  I will tell stories, reminisce, share things that I have learned, and maybe brag just a little bit every now and then.

You may have noticed my new cover photo: I see dragons.  One of my favorite things to do is to find “dragons” hidden in the clouds.  If you walk with me, I promise to point them out.  I’ve also spruced up the place, so feel free to hang out with me for as long as you like.

Oh, look!  There’s a dragon now…

6 thoughts on “I See Dragons”

  1. I just signed up for NaNoWriMo and I’m terrified I’m going to suck and all my dreams will be shattered. Hold me.

    1. **holds Amy gently** and whispers “there, they’re, their…”

      Good for you on NaNoWriMo! The best part is that it’s a great excuse to do a brain dump and get all 50,000+ words out of your head. It’s gonna suck. That’s the point. Because the hard work comes after you win and have to go back and polish the crap out of your story. No shattered dreams, just lots of work doing something you love.

      I will be doing a different challenge all of November, a 30 day blogging challenge. Trying to do NaNoWriMo would be like me trying to do an Ironman without any training. 🙂 Good luck! And I know you can do it!

  2. Nice to see you back! I had rather a long break from my blog, as well. I think a lot of people do, for various reasons. I also completely understand about those nasty voices. Telling them to shut up doesn’t always work, but it’s always worth a try!

    Oh, and I see dragons (and other creatures) in the clouds, too.

    Welcome back, Tawn.

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