Welcome! This is a great, supportive place.
I lived in Chicago when I was very little; now I'm outside of NYC, but have family just north of Portland, ME.
I publish under a half a dozen names in fiction and non-fiction -- if you want to be a full-time writer badly enough, you can do it. I'm proof of that pudding!
OK, Candy, you get "Welcome" all night! (I welcomed you on your other post, too.)
I'm from Chicago, too! I'm sitting in Long Island at the moment looking forward to being home in Florida in two weeks.
Don't know when I'll ever get back to Maine. Went there before I was two - my father used to bring the family on his hunting trips and call it vacation. The trip wasn't nearly as long as planned, though, since we were forced out by a huge forest fire.
I'm visiting my daughter and her family. We've spent hours in the last three days reminiscing about sitting together at the kitchen table writing. She was three when we started that. I was older. ;-) Your girls are old enough to start that tradition - but only if they want to.
Great to have you aboard, Candy!
Sorry, Cindy. Think it might have been my grandson's fingerprints all over the screen? In truth, I think I need new glasses. ;-)
Explaining your daughter's drawings to the teacher? Heehee! I used to have to explain my essays - in high school! Somehow I seemed to choose obscure topics that were never understood past fifth grade. (My fifth grade teacher had an eclectic background and must have been a genius. LOL!)
Two writers in the family will touch the lives of thousands (at least) even if it's just by osmosis. Share your passions.