Wednesday, November 16, 2011
End of an Era
NaNoWriMo, working on a story I had been thinking about for several months. I finished the story, but fell thousands of words short of that 50,000 word mark on my first draft. I began the editing process and attempted once again to find an agent or publishing company. And continued to teach music lessons. In February of this year I received that fateful e-mail every aspiring author dreams of. I cried. And continued to teach music lessons. Things got busy, a little too busy. Earlier this month I had a final recital with my current students. Did I cry? Yes. Will I miss my students? Yes. Do I love writing more than teaching music lessons? Yes. And I hope a career in writing works out because I've done that stupid thing every writer knows they're not supposed to do: quit my paying job.
I am so grateful for all of the music students I've had and for how my ability to play these instruments has increased. But also so grateful for the chance to try something new.
What new thing have you tried lately? Or what new thing would you like to try?