As soon as I was old enough to put pen to paper, I dreamed of becoming a writer. Throughout my school years, I wrote countless stories, poems, essays and research papers. I crafted humorous story lines, outrageous plots, and draft after draft of half finished novels. Then one day everything changed. I “forgot” that I was a writer. I don’t know when exactly, but somewhere in the midst of work, marriage and parenthood, I stopped writing.
Then, a few years ago, I read about NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – and suddenly my creative fires were rekindled. I spent every day of that November writing the World’s Worst Romance Novel. With a plot full of holes and minimal character development, the manuscript was lacking in every respect. I didn’t care — I was writing again!
NaNoWriMo provided the spark, but I wanted motivation to keep the fire going. That’s why I started this blog.
At first glance, Bright Tuesday might not seem to have a clear focus. It is part journal, part essay writing; sometimes humorous, sometimes serious; at times thoughtful and other times light. For me though, it’s simply an opportunity to share my writing, and by extension to share a part of myself.
Thank you for reading it.