Baby Steps

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I have grown leaps and bounds since I started teaching over a decade ago (that sounds like it is sooo long!) I have learned that I do not know everything. In fact, there is much I do not know. I have learned to better accept criticism (though I do not think it is ever easy.) 

With that, I finally (years in the making) submitted my first manuscript for critique. This was HUGE for me. I've always wanted to be a writer. I even wrote about wanting to be a writer here! To turn over my story to a reader felt like I was telling my biggest secret. I know it sounds silly, but our stories are personal, private. This one has lived only in my head, my journal, and at bedtime when I share it with my little guy. 

I did it though. I pressed send and there was no turning back. 

So I wait

and wait

and wait.

Not sure what to expect, but ready! Sad to have waited so long, but proud nonetheless~for I have taken a baby step toward one day become a published author!
So here's to baby steps and here's to writing and here's to following your dreams and here's to great stories!


  1. Congrats on submitting your first manuscript for a critique. That is very exciting! Keep us posted on how it goes, Lyssa.

  2. How exciting! All the best to you.

  3. Lysssa, I'm so happy to hear it! What a wonderful step forward.

    1. a step forward....I need to take more of those! Thank you!!

  4. Perhaps your blog titles should be: "My Mommy Reads....and Writes." ;o)

  5. Not such a baby step in my mind...rather a pretty BIG step....keep us posted!

    1. Thank you! I will! I'm excited and these comments are so encouraging. I love our online community!


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