This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s insecurity – What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?
I never planned to be a writer. I wouldn’t have even dipped a toe in if Born in a Treacherous Time hadn’t nagged at the back of my mind forever, refusing to be ignored. When my kids grew up to high school, I had a bit of extra time and set out on what I understand now is an endless journey. Now with children moved out, my job home-based, I have much more free time, enough that without writing, I would be bored.
So, I suppose my goal has changed over time:
Old goal: Silence my muse.
New goal: Avoid boredom.
I’ll be checking your blogs to find much more erudite answers to this question!
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the upcoming Born in a Treacherous Time, first in the Man vs. Nature collection. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.