It’s All About Writing: What I’ve Been Up To Lately

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Lately I have been writing. A lot. Just, not on my blog. I’ve been writing my stories and coming up with so many new ideas for my characters. I’ve also been writing with someone else. He and I have been writing a joint story. Now, those of you who have read some of my fictional writing on my blog, you know what kind of stories I write. I’ve been really focused on it. There are other things happening right now as well. So, here is what’s been going on with me.

School Starting:

Yes, the new school year has begun and my boys are doing great! Conner is doing so well in the fourth grade and loves his teacher. Homework is still a struggle but we are working on it. Truth be told though, I HATE homework so I feel his pain. Adam has started his freshman year of high school and while I was really nervous about it, he is doing exceptionally well. He even auditioned for his first play. He didn’t get a part but he is taking a class called Stagecraft and is loving it.

Researching extending my degree:

writing_rockinrandommomI have been thinking about this for awhile now and I’m still on the fence about it. The two biggest reasons I’m on the fence is A) getting my Master’s degree is going to be very time consuming and I worry about it taking too much time from my boys. B) Because of the economy being in the shit hole right now, I’m not guaranteed a job when I’m done but I will be stuck with even more students loans. However, I do really want to go back to school. I’m leaning more and more towards School Counseling/School Psychology. I also want to look into maybe getting something in English but again, I haven’t decided yet.

This all came about when I looked into getting my teaching license. With a bachelor’s degree I can only teach elementary school. With my background in early childhood Education, I can only teach kindergarten through third grade. That’s fine with me but when I asked a few professionals in the field, they told me that either way I would have to start working towards my Master’s degree at some point. This is very frustrating. You now need a Master’s Degree in order to teach elementary school? Yet I seem to be overqualified to be a paraprofessional or substitute teacher. At least that’s what I’m told.

Found a possible backup plan?

Well I don’t know how far it will get me but I recently discovered my love of editing other people’s writing. I started editing my friend’s writing and realized that I’m actually pretty good at it. So now I am looking into some way I can use that to my advantage and maybe make a little money? This is still in the thinking stages.

A second Blog

Yep, you read that right. I am still looking into it but I may be starting a second blog that will showcase more of writing_rockinrandommommy fictional writing and that of my friend who I have been writing with. Because our stories are a bit dark and focus on the supernatural, and because many of my readers aren’t into that type of writing, I am considering starting a second blog with him. While he and I would run the blog together and post our writing, I would like to offer other writers of these stories the opportunity to share their writing as well.

This blog here is really my space to help inspire others. It is for parents. It is for special needs and mental health. I’ve also gotten to know most of my readers and they really do get the most out of those posts. So I want to keep it focused on that.

So that’s pretty much it. These other things have been keeping me pretty busy. For this reason I will be in and out of my blog. Some weeks I won’t post or share anything and some weeks I will. Don’t worry. I’m still around and every now and then I will drop by to say hello. I have a few guest posts coming up soon and I will be re-sharing a few of my old posts as well. So, I won’t be around much but I won’t be far.

Thanks so much for reading! Please, do come back and drop me a comment.

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22 thoughts on “It’s All About Writing: What I’ve Been Up To Lately

    1. Yeah it is but I won’t be alone running the second one. Busy is always good as long as we make time for ourselves. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  1. Branching out, reassessing, creating, living. It sounds as if you’ve had a very full month! You know, there is no right or wrong way to do this blogging thing. It all depends on your final destination. And digging deep to really know what that is. It looks as if you are doing a lot of that right now. It takes time and energy to really think things through and figure out a path.

    It’s all good. And even better, you and the boys are doing well and you are happy. I think that’s the most important thing. I’ll be here when you are ready, for whatever you decide you’re ready for!

    1. Thank you so much for your support Nikki and for your advise and guidance! I’m still figuring some things out but I’m getting there and being happy while doing it is all worth while. Thanks so much again!😘

    1. The Second one I won’t be running alone so that will take some stress off of me when I start to feel overwhelmed. I’m not as organized and one would think lol. Still it’s something I’m looking into. Thanks so much for reading!

    1. So do I. I always have to put one thing aside in order to accomplish another. Right now my blog will take a back seat so that I can get my other writing done. That was a tough decision but I miss my stories so it had to be done but only temporarily. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. That’s awesome that you’re having fun with the guest hosting. The kinky is great and a lot of fun. Trista’s is one of my favorites. I will be sure to send you the link to my second blog whenever I get it set up

  2. There really never is enough time for everything that we want to do, is there? I’d love to get back to writing fiction at some point, but I just don’t know when I would. I’ll be looking forward to the new site if/when you get it going. Good luck.
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    1. Thank you! I’m excited to get that started but it will be some time before that happens. Life. Lol. Thanks so much for your support Jeremy

  3. A second blog and more writing? Yes please. It does seem a little over the top to have to go for a Master’s to teach elementary school in time to come? I love learning but I don’t like student loans!

    1. I’m glad you’re happy about this second blog and yes it is more then it should be especially considering teachers don’t get paid that much. I love to learn too. I love college classes but I hate those damn student loans.

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