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…