Hi all. I decided to add a blog to my web page so I would have an additional place to write. I am currently rethinking my writing life, and relaxing about it a lot more. I kind of started a pace that was too fast for me, and I started thinking "why am I doing this to myself?" So, I’ve slowed down. I’m writing online articles, usually about one a day, reading my writing books, and working on my children’s story. I have started a small online critique group that is helping me see what I need to fix in my story. I thought I could start a series of short stories, but the advice I got on the first one made me realize that I need to rethink how I’m writing them. The first one was too much like an essay, and not much of a kid’s book. So back to the drawing board I go. But that is what writing is all about…honing your craft and learning everything you can about it and about yourself. I think now that I’ve slowed down to a pace I’m comfortable with, it can even be a means of relaxation for me. For all writers out there, keep going, but at YOUR pace. Until next time.