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Mesg #235 "New and Nervous!"
Author KCWise     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Jul-22-12 08:30 PM
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Hello wonderful board!

My name is Kyra! I'm a former teacher and a budding writer trying to fit in chapters between naps, meals and diaper changes for my 2 boys under 2! While I know I'm contributing a lot to my family by being a mom and doing all of the "mom" stuff, I'm hoping I can make some sort of financial contribution someday by writing and writing well. I was referred to this community by the HTTS board, and I'm so glad I found you!

I really hope that this community will be the boost I need to feel confident and competent enough to self publish!

It's wonderful to meet you all and I'm so looking forward to being a part of and contributing to this rich community.

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RE: New and Nervous!, KatsInCommand, Jul 22nd 2012, #1
Welcome!, magic seeker, Jul 22nd 2012, #2
RE: New and Nervous!, CatrinP, Jul 22nd 2012, #3
RE: New and Nervous!, Dreamerscove, Aug 01st 2012, #4
RE: New and Nervous!, KCWise, Aug 01st 2012, #5
RE: New and Nervous!, atlantissong, Aug 01st 2012, #6
RE: New and Nervous!, KCWise, Aug 02nd 2012, #7

Mesg #236 "RE: New and Nervous!"
Author KatsInCommand     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
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Date Sun Jul-22-12 09:07 PM
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Hi Kyra, and welcome!

HTTS was pretty amazing.

At one point, I had two kids under the age of 3. It's crazy but you deserve the time to pursue your own interests. A happy mommy is a good mommy.

Ask any questions if you need help. Anyone will be happy to point you in the right direction.

See you around.
Dawn

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Mesg #237 "Welcome!"
Author magic seeker     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Jul-22-12 09:47 PM
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Hello Kyra! Welcome to FM!

No need to be nervous; there are lots of friendly people here, and we all love writing.

Please do join the discussions, and feel free to ask questions.

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Mesg #238 "RE: New and Nervous!"
Author CatrinP     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Jul-22-12 11:41 PM
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Welcome to our family. Quite a few of us have children (some have quite a few) and know the hassles of fitting writing in.

Best advice I have is to wander around see what feels comfortable to you and dive in. If you can't find what you want, just ask. No one will bite (well not hard anyway and we always have a first aid kit on hand)

And there is always Chat.

  

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Author Dreamerscove     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Wed Aug-01-12 04:21 PM
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Welcome to FM, KC. I've seen you in Chat a few times. It looks like you are starting to get the words down. This place is great about helping with that.

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Mesg #240 "RE: New and Nervous!"
Author KCWise     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Wed Aug-01-12 05:05 PM
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Thank you so much! I have really been enjoying myself and I'm so grateful that this community is here. It's everything that people have said it is: Warm, inviting, productive. I can't ask for anything more!

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Mesg #241 "RE: New and Nervous!"
Author atlantissong     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Wed Aug-01-12 09:32 PM
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I have a two year old and a 6 mo old so I could have easily written your post. Between diapers and bottles and maps and trying to keep the house clean I feel writing is the only thing I have that is just for me so I'm trying to make it a bigger priority. I try to get into chat as much as can so hope to see you there.

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Mesg #245 "RE: New and Nervous!"
Author KCWise     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Thu Aug-02-12 07:06 PM
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Thanks so much, Atlantis. Being a mom is so rewarding and so hard, especially when you want to fit in stuff for yourself. I'm having a hard time balancing, especially with my second son here. I knew it was going to be hard, but with him constantly eating and my 18 month old needing constant attention, I'm at a loss.

I've managed to write a short story a week and I'm really proud of that. If that's all I'm capable of for a while, I think I'll still feel accomplished.

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