Finding My Voice

Wow. It’s been a long time since I posted here. There are reasons.

Pain.

Trauma.

Depression.

My life has been a mess. It is a mess. I am trying to put something together from the pieces.

I need to reclaim a lot of things but first and foremost, I need to regain my voice. I’m trying a lot of things to get it back. This post is one of them. This blog used to be the place I could say whatever I wanted or needed to. Sure it was mostly about writing, but still, I could speak here. And I never questioned whether I was allowed to speak. So here I am, trying to work my way back to that place. Or at least some reasonable facsimile of it.

One of the other things I’ve been doing to regain my voice is writing. Yes, you read that right. I have been WRITING. I have in fact written a lot of words. 85,000 words. A whole novel.

*squeal*

I wrote a whole novel!!!

It’s going to need a lot of revisions. I’m letting it rest right now, to get some distance and perspective before trying. But I’m proud of it. For the first time in about four years, maybe more, I have finished writing a book.

Moving forward, one step at a time.

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About Julie

I'm a writer and photographer. I always have something with me to take notes for ideas or writing projects I'm thinking about or have on the go. I also like to go around with my camera and take pictures of anything that strikes me as beautiful or evocative. I'm perpetually working on one story or another, while waiting for enough distance to judge the last one (or more). I'm always working on several projects at once, developing the next book, even as I'm editing the last. Beyond that, there's always plenty of scraps and twists of ideas rolling around in my head, eventually turning themselves into full blown stories.
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