December 31, 2012
I recently realized that if I'm ever going to feel comfortable with the idea of retirement (within 10 years), I need to start building some structure now. I'd like to have some fun writing fiction and explore writing groups in Northern Virginia.
I wrote features and news stories for local and trade newspapers for 25 years. Then I moved into the federal government sector, so now I'm editing policy and procedures manuscripts full time. All of my jobs have been very educational and interesting. I love words.
I'm not working on any projects now; I'm just using writing prompts to get some practice. I have been a voracious reader of fiction for 45 years.
I have extensive news writing, interviewing, proofreading and editing skills that I can offer.
Hello, my name is Toni, and I'm taking baby steps down a new path toward fiction writing.