I haven't written since our move to the north side of Indy. I can honestly say we love it. The apartment is beautiful, the dogs are adjusting well, and the lack of a commute to work is something that we cherish every morning. I'm even starting to learn my way around. It's so great to be close to many of our good friends, but we do miss having my family nearby. I suppose that will make our visits with them even more special.
One thing that has returned in full force since our move is my motivation. I spend a lot of time with people who inspire me in every way. In turn, I WANT to work on my writing projects as opposed to putting them off. I've joined NaNoWriMo and can't wait for it to start. 50,000 words in one month sounds ridiculous, but it will help me with the "vomit draft" that I struggle with so much. Between now and November 1 (when NaNoWriMo begins), I'm working on a short story. It's a horror fiction piece. I'll admit that I'm finding so many weaknesses in my writing, but I'm working very hard to correct them (with the help of my amazing husband). I struggle quite a bit with description. Much of my writing is very concise (the result of being a marketing copywriter for so long, I'm sure). Sometimes, more in-depth writing is needed. That's truly what I need to work on.
I've also discovered a new dream. I'd love to open a used bookstore. Me and my friend have looked into it and even started some lite networking/planning. We realize it's no way to make a fortune, and we won't be financially ready for the commitment for quite a while, but dreams are dreams... and they keep you going. I feel like the dream of the used bookstore will be a goal I'll hold near my heart for a long time. That is, until I can see it come to life.
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”