Back in the Blogging Saddle

“A nice, shiny, brown leather english saddle on horseback. Canon Eos 1D Mark III.”

What a ride the last few years have been! After retiring early from a career as a college professor, I decided to try an encore career – writing. Freelance and contract writing in my field of finance. I’d been blogging here at WordPress for several years before I embarked on this encore career and really enjoyed it. Writing for challenges. Writing about several of my fav topics and themes. Writing for the fun of it. Then, I decided to turn professional and my world certainly changed. No more blogging here for fun. There weren’t enough hours in the day. I’ve missed it.

I retired from writing professionally a couple of months ago. I expect I’ll tackle a book or two or three. No, not in my field of finance but perhaps fiction. Maybe some non-fiction stuff about some of my interests. I’m taking my time though since I retired to just STOP in my life and give myself some years to smell the roses. I enjoyed blogging here so much in the past that I’d like to try it again. I hope to see some of my old friends here and make new friends along the way.

I’m interested in finding some writing challenges as I enjoyed them in the past. Is there still a #weekendcoffeeshare? If so, where can I find it? I know my friend, Sue Vincent, is gone and I’m so sad about that. Did anyone take over her writing challenge? Do you know of any other interesting writing challenges you could point me to? I would really appreciate it!

I hope to be seeing old friends and meeting new ones soon. I’m so happy to be back!

#writingchallenges, #weekendcoffeeshare


  1. Hi – I think Natalie the explorer hosts coffee shares – and if you go to “Trent’s world” blog you should be able to find her info

    Also / I suggest maybe consider joining Friday fictioneers flash fiction – which is more of a Wednesday writing challenge because folks usually post that day when the photo prompt comes out!
    Either way – I hope you find some nice challenges and best wishes with pausing (or stopping) to smell the roses !!

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