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Hello and welcome to my blog!

I’ve been writing in one way or another since I could properly form a sentence, but I’ve rarely written just for myself. I’ve written tons of marketing copy, speeches, and newsletters. I have begun many different fiction projects, only to leave them langusihing in a folder, yearning to be loved enough to make it to completion. But my enthusiasm would fade with the distraction of daily life, and my efforts were just that – efforts.

In January, after a two and a half year run on live radio, my husband and I made the decision to end our weekly two-hour show. It was a painful decision, but the station we were with was choosing to move in a different direction and we just felt it was time for us to move on, too. We absolutely loved hosting a show together, and I will forever cherish that experience. But I knew then, and know now, that it was the right decision. 

However, I found myself missing this creative outlet, and wondering what I was going to do to express my inner-artist. With tons of time now available in my schedule, I decided that it was time to knuckle down and write the novel that has been permeating in my mind for the better part of the past year.

Last month, I began writing my novel, and my goal is to complete it by June 1, 2011. This blog will document my journey as a fledgling writer, and will also feature frequent excerpts from my daily life, just to keep my writing skills fresh. You can find these stories in the section I like to call “Up in the Crow’s Nest.”

I hope you enjoy today’s story, Gio’s Silver Dollar, which was inspired by my son’s new smile. Please feel free to stop by anytime!

– Sarah

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