Seven Years

I have been writing on this blog for seven years.

I don't know how it happened. It doesn't feel like seven years. But the calendar tells no lies (unless you're talking to the Mayans, it seems).

JLaw is my spirit animal.

There have been ups and downs, I have gone MIA for months at a time without explanation, and I have suddenly returned (once again without explanation). Yet here I am, trucking away, seven years later on this same old blog.

The funny part is that I still haven't finished those damned writing exercises. We're on - what - #206 now? Oh, only 149 to go...

Oh, the humiliation.

Honestly, I'm not too butthurt about it. I've gone through a lot of crap over the last seven years, and the fact that I'm still writing at all is a victory in and of itself. I've definitely grown as an author, and I can see a stark difference between the way I used to write and the way I write now.

SIDE NOTE: Seriously, go back and read some of the really old posts. They are... dismal. I refuse to remove them simply because I'm unafraid of where I have come from and feel like those posts, while truly horrifying, would be a good tool to use for another aspiring writer / blogger later on. "See? Even she wrote complete and utter drivel! There's hope for me yet!"

Not only that, but my process has changed as well. I'm actually pre-planning posts as opposed to writing them the night before or even the day of and publishing immediately (shhh... don't tell anyone, but I'm totally writing this on Sunday, 6/29, and this isn't going to publish until 7/5).

I've learned innumerable things over the last 7 years, and I wouldn't trade that knowledge for the world.

Here's to another 7, eh?



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