Writing Again; It's Been a Long Time

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    3 Finger Readerposted 8 years ago

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new to Hubpages and haven't had much of chance to get to know anyone yet.  I have always known I wanted to be a writer--I think it first took root in me when I was 11 years old.  It was a passion and a dream that stayed with me for a long, long, time.  When I was in high school I used to write all the time.  I started to grow that little bump on the middle finger of my right hand, I was writing so much.  I've long since switched to tapping keys (but I'll tell you, I will always love the physical act of writing itself--the smell of a graphite pencil, the sound of it as it sweeps across the paper--it's just not the same with a keyboard).

    I never believed in my talent or ability enough to pursue my writing full time, and so took other paths.  I was happy for a while, (not to mention very comfortable with a steady income) but increasingly unhappy because what I was doing for a living, as a career, what not what I truly loved.

    I resigned some time ago and have gone back to school, to pursue the degree everyone told me was a waste of time and money: a master's degree in creative writing.  I still need a job, and I love to teach, so I wanted to combine everything I loved to forge a new path.

    Anyway, aside from some very real regret, and some great concern over my future, I have decided that I truly want to pursue this path.

    I started writing again, and I have posted some fiction on a creative writing hub.  I would be grateful if anyone who regularly reads this forum would come along and read it--give me some advice, feedback, critique--anything.

    Thank you all--
    Julie / 3 Finger Reader

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Julie-Welcome and live your dreams!

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages!

    I do hope you enjoy yourself. smile

  3. SandyMcCollum profile image73
    SandyMcCollumposted 8 years ago

    Yes, welcome and btw that's a cute name.

    I hear children's books are hot right now.

    I'll go read and leave a comment.

  4. Sage Williams profile image60
    Sage Williamsposted 8 years ago

    Hi Julie, Welcome to HubPages.  I'm sure you will love it here.  Hubpages is a very supportive, writing forum.  Sage

  5. Georgie98 profile image69
    Georgie98posted 8 years ago

    Hi Julie, I would also like to welcome you to hubpages! If you get any criticism it is constructive. We're a friendly bunch who like to have a bit of banter aswell as write our normal writing! smile
    Enjoy your time on here.
    Lou aka Georgie

  6. Jaggedfrost profile image76
    Jaggedfrostposted 8 years ago

    I shall say as those who greeted the music man did, "Welcome."

  7. kookoo88 profile image60
    kookoo88posted 8 years ago

    Writing can be a lot of fun.  Welcome to hubpages and I hope you have a blast with it. smile

  8. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 8 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages smile


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