Posted on January 7, 2010
The Unreal Me is launching today. I thought it would be a good idea to state unequivocally that this blog is not starting because I made a New Year’s resolution. I rarely keep resolutions, so I rarely make them. The blog was conceived last August, a late summer flirtation that was left to simmer on the back burner while I fought my way out of the miserable year that was 2009.
For some time I have recognized that I don’t read or write nearly enough. It really is a shame that I have neglected my former passions for so long. I studied creative writing and literature in college and then worked as an editor in a small publishing company for several years. It was my former profession that did me in. I used to make a living copyediting and proofreading text for law books. It was a demanding job and my career fizzled before it ever really took off. I got burned out and eventually quit, but seven years later I still struggle to put aside my editorial instincts and again take pleasure in the written word.
Now I’m a stay-at-home mom and have all the time in the world to indulge in creative pursuits. When you stop chuckling, feel free to read and comment on my public online writing exercise. I need the encouragement to keep going because it will be no easier for me to be disciplined about my writing than about eating healthier and exercising more — which are my New Year’s resolutions for 2010. Of course.
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