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Where is Your Writing Path Leading You?

Monday, July 17, 2017 6:09
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Did you read Renee’s awesome article yesterday? I did! It really got me to thinking about her article, about an article I wrote a while back about being content, and that led me to today’s post as I ponder where my own writing path is going.

Personally, I had been known for my technical writing skills in my professional life. I wrote many technical training manuals, then that morphed into motivational materials in the work place, articles in trade magazines, etc… When I left my corporate job, I started blogging which turned into writing short stories, starting books, and working with authors.

I’ve never finished a book. I keep thinking I’ve been derailed. Have I fallen off the path? Has the road come to an end? Or am I right where I’m supposed to be? Maybe I’m not supposed to be the next great american novelist.

Have you published several books that sell well and are well received? Are you still working towards that one book that is going to put you at the top of the NYTimes Best Seller list? Are you writing for you or are you writing for others? Are you afraid of writing because of others?

What motivates you as a writer and where are you going? Will you know when you get there or like me, will you still feel there’s more to come? This makes me think of some of the great artists who were never popular or wealthy while they were living. Maybe we will never know in our mortal life if we have “made it”.

What do you think?

Share some of your thoughts and ideas here – you never know, something you say may have a profound and lasting meaning for someone else.


Crystal is a secretary and musician at her church, birth mother, babywearing cloth diapering mama (aka crunchy mama), business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Publicist with Dream of Things Publishing, Press Corp teammate for the DairyGirl Network, Unicorn Mom Ambassador, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin with her husband, four young children (Carmen 10, Andre 9, Breccan 3, Delphine 2, and baby Eudora due this fall), two dogs, two rabbits, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, and over 230 Holsteins.

You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff here, and at her personal blog – Crystal is dedicated to turning life’s lemons into lemonade!

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