This is the last post I will make in 2021 and what an amazing year it has been. When I was in elementary school, our school librarian asked us to write a paper about what we want to be when we grow up. I said I want to be a writer, but how do I write a paper about that? (I was only 7 or 8 years old.) She said how can you ever be a writer if you can’t write this.
So it crushed my dreams and took me a long time to get back to writing. Maybe things have changed since I was a student, but even so, you should always encourage your students. This was a promise I made to myself when I became a teacher. Your words are powerful. Always encourage your students!
Years later, I had a miscarriage, and I used writing to help me cope with my loss. I then made it into a book with the goal of helping others who have gone through the same thing. Then I started to role play, which opened me to more creative writing.
Several years ago, I published my first book on Amazon’s KDP. Looking back on it now, I realize how naïve I was. I had a lot more work to do. In recent years, I have found an editor and a publisher. I am hoping this year to have my first book officially published as I continue to write and bring back the joy I had when I was a child.
Thank you for your support this year. I hope next year will be even better.
Nancy Ann is a writer, teacher, poet, and mother. She enjoys reading interesting stories and writing poetry, paranormal fiction, and sci-fi.