This year is almost over. Like so many, there were ups and down. Things have been rough in my day job, with a lot of uncertainty. But that’s not the big takeaway. For me, that is this: I am a writer.

I am a writer. Plain and simple. After working at my craft for years, all the practice is coming to fruition. With the feedback from the Futurescapes workshop in November, I can move forward on Fortunes of War.

For the new year, I will be setting a more consistent schedule to power through Fortunes and start outlining the new project. I want to lean more into my creative pursuits, especially after my discussion with the literary agent.

I will be applying to more writing opportunities for 2023 and see what I can accomplish as a writer. It’s been a journey!