This past year I have written less on my blog and spent more time working on articles/blogs for publication elsewhere. This is something that I want to keep doing so am shifting my focus from my personal blog at the moment.
Here’s the current list.
NEW Today’s Parent: Every kid needs to experience Wonder, then have this talk My most recent piece published on Today’s Parent.
NEW The Mighty : Please Be Patient as My Son With a Disability Gets in His School Bus. First published on my blog as Patience Required.
Today’s Parent: Doctor, don’t tell me I can do better for my kid with cerebral palsy (or my first, much shorter title: ‘Do Better’)
Bloom: Parenting Kids with Disabilities Holland Bloorview Blog – I’ve done two interviews with Louise at Bloom and written two articles.
*Since arriving in Toronto almost 7 years ago I’ve taken a few classes/workshops with Firefly Creative Writing. Here are some of my earlier memoir projects with them that I wanted to put out into the world.*
I used to write poetry too.
Over the past two years, each November, I’ve joined up with NANOWRIMO – National Novel Writing Month, to take on the challenge of write 50,000 words and each year I’VE DONE IT! It’s been a major accomplishment for me, but has also left me with 2 unfinished manuscripts. This summer I’m taking a writing retreat with Firefly and hoping to work towards finishing one of them, or at the very least making some serious progress.
I also spend time sharing about Sebastian (my son with cerebral palsy) here but I’m passing it over to him now as he’s 9 and he wants to choose what he shares and doesn’t share and I think that’s a super idea.
Publishing children’s books has also been a dream of mine and this year I submitted my first manuscript, Jelly and Friends: Waterhole Rescue, TWICE! I’m still waiting to hear back from the second publisher as the first was a no go. I will keep on sending it out until I find Jelly a good home so the rest of the world can read about a giraffe with wobbly legs and his faithful friend, a grumpy elephant named Rufus, AND the adventures the get up to.