Hello to one and all! This is my progress journal which I promise (to myself and all the rest of the world) I will keep on writing every (EVERY!) day! I started writing some years ago but was never able to finish anything (not true, there was one terrible short story which I actually finished and then there is another horror story of which the first draft is ready as well, but they don't count). I am Russian but at a very young age I fell in love with English and for the last couple of years I was torn in between both of these languages and could not decide which I wanted to write in. From one side there is Russian where I have much more freedom of expressing myself, but from the other side my favorite writers are all Americans or Brits and reading their works in translation means loosing so much... So, now I have made up my mind - English it is! But there is a smaaaal problem - my language is too poor and I am afraid it will always be 'yup, you are quite there but, no, not good enough'. The reason for this journal is to make myself write. I need to stop procrastinating and write, write, write! Last year I was in such a good place with this passion of mine - I would write anywhere from a 1,000 to 3,000 words a day and I was so happy. But then we moved house and life happened - so many changes, that when everything settled down and the routine took over again writing had disappeared from my daily schedule. And, oh, how tough it is to start writing again... One of my friends once told me that probably I need a 'magical kick in the butt' to get me started again. I hope that this journal will be a sort of a magical kick and that it will propel me right back into the world of writing. What I need, probably, is some support and a nudge or two to keep me going on the days when I feel like the sky is falling and decide never to write again, as all that comes out on the screen is total ... and the world is too good to see any of the horrible ramblings of someone who pretends to be a writer. What my goals are: I WANT TO FINISH THE NOVEL CALLED 'The Heart of Time'. Blurb: An assassin belonging to the secret order finds out that the Church she serves is the one to blame in the death of her family, so she travels back in time to change the past but is forced to face a tough choice between love and duty.