I am a writer!

Okay, that is my declaration: I am a writer.

I am participating in 15 Habits of Great Writers Series and I suppose this has come at a great time.

If you have followed These Broken Vases for a while, you have noticed that I have been doing a little bit more writing outside of this blog. It has been exciting, and it has been fun to get jobs from people finding this little blog of mine.

A few weeks ago I asked you to help me improve my blogging and I am so thankful for all of you that left a comment or sent me an e-mail. My thinking wheels were already turning when I asked that question because I have been wanting to start a more professional website. These Broken Vases is my personal blog and a great way to be connected to you, family, and the special needs community. However, when I send a query letter for someone to consider publishing an article, I want to send them where they can find my best writing not buried amongst our latest family outing. It is just not that professional, don't you think?

So I contacted a friend and asked him to help me set up a website. He has been working on it and just yesterday he handed me over the nice little skeleton and I am doing my best to learn and get it set up.

I am really excited!

I will be writing there 3 times a week, and every Monday I will invite you (yes you!) to join me as I share a writing prompt. My hope is to build a community of bloggers and writers. I know sometimes it is hard to come up with something to write on a blog post, the writing prompts will hopefully spark some creative juices in you too.

Yeah, right now there is not much, but at least you can type ellenstumbo.com and  you will see the page is under construction. And you can always sign up to receive updates, you know, if you want,

Soon, I will also be creating a facebook page (it was a bout time) and I hope you join me there too.

Phew...I am a writer you guys!

And if you want to join the 15 Habits of Great Writers, it is not too late!