I've decided to leap. Actually, the decision has been long in coming, but the time was finally right. I'm leaping into the unknown, downright scary world of 'staying home to write'. I've officially taken a year's leave of absence from my school district to focus on my writing.
I love teaching. I'm a teacher at heart. I've been at my school here in Montana for 10 years. I've seen all my own kids go through the school. I've been there for them, supporting them. My youngest son is starting high school this fall. None of my kids will be at Monforton anymore. I always intended to be there with them, and I was.
This decision was tough for me. I love teaching. I love writing. I finally decided it was time to shift from one thing I love to another. I took a year's leave to ease myself out, keep a safety net. I'm not sure how I'm going to handle it. When something is such a huge part of you, it can be hard to let go.
But. I can't even express how excited I am to be able to Write Every Day! I have so many active projects, and great ideas, and layers of support. I'll finally be able to focus on THIS love, and really see what I can do.
So I'm leaping into the dark. Right into my big cushy chair with my touchscreen computer. Wish me luck!
Writing for children is a passion - along with reading kid's books, writing plays for kids, and teaching kids how to write!