In the last week of October I read about something called NaNoWriMo. Following a link to the site out of curiosity I read about the challenge to write a 50 thousand word novel between November 1st and November 30th.
Well, that sounded absolutely crazy, and yet maybe this was just what I needed to kick-start my writing. I thought when I retired, I would finally begin to write, but I've been retired since June 2009 and have written nothing but a few poems. This is not the productivity I had hoped for.
So, what the hell, I decided to take the challenge, never thinking I'd actually succeed. I was wrong. On November 27th I reached a word count of 50,632. More importantly, I loved the experience! It finally became a reality. Yes, I am a writer.
Now, that does not necessarily establish that I am a good writer, (that is yet to be determined) but I AM a writer. I am writing. And I am delighted.