by Wenona Gardner
By day I am
a Peer Support Specialist,
but in my heart
I am a writer.
I dream of being
like Julia Cameron
who has written
a total of 40 books.
Julia Cameron has
come up with a tool
in the Artist’s Way called
Morning Pages which is
three pages written long hand.
I have been writing
Morning Pages for
over 20 years.
Julia says when you
write Morning Pages
it leads you to your heart’s dreams.
I have had a dream of being an artist,
a writer and long to write a book.
Right now I signed up for
Camp NaNoWriMo where
I set a word count goal of 10,000 words
of autobiographical poetry.
I long to write a poetry book of my life.
I am publishing my story here
at this blog so that I can share
my writing with the world.
I am still struggling writing my first book,
but I am happy to say I am a published poet.
When I tried to write my memoir it came out in
a series of poems and I had a collection of them
since I began writing earnestly in 2003.
I haven’t figured out how to make my writing
a career since I spent the last 20 years
working on my mental health recovery.
However, I do remember fondly two teachers
each said they expect to read my book from me someday.
I so want to honor their esteem of me.
So I have decided to practice everyday writing
and see where it will take me!