The Best Writing Advice I Ever Received

It’s so simple, yet overlooked

As a working mom, I thought my aspirations of being a writer were over. I was a high school English teacher with a two year old, pregnant with another on the way, a mortgage, and a car loan. I could see the epitaph on my tombstone already: She worked in education for 30+ years as a teacher, raised a family, retired in place, and passed away at a ripe age. Not that any of that is bad; it’s not. I love my family, and I feel fortunate. But it’s just not everything I’ve wanted to do with my life.