Apparently, I have read too many books because one night they started coming back out in strange new combinations. I’ve had to hit the ground running, re-learning how to write a story in a readable way, edit myself, starting a writer’s platform, and learning to navigate the new world of social media. Blogging has become the most liked of my platforms, after being the one of which I was most afraid. Isn’t that always the case?
I don’t have any fiction posted on the blog because I had to take down my fairy tale, The Mayfly Bride, to revise and start submitting to anthologies. Apparently anthologies are a good way to get your name out there as a writer, taking the role magazines used to play, in a bygone era.
You could watch my flailing attempt to start a daily Word Count Goal for the third time. That’s always good for a laugh. Or, there’s the unfinished Low-Budget Writing Program, if you are so inclined. Warning: you get what you pay for.
Some common themes I deal with as a writer are the frustrations on the Writer’s Road, and The Writer as a Mirror to Society. I will try to link up some of those posts as we go along. My most liked post is The Hidden Hero: Tropes and Clichés. Here are a few of my favorites:
I now have my very first publishing credit! Hell Bound Books accepted me into one of their anthologies. Check it out if you love Horror! http://www.hellboundbookspublishing.com/bootleg4.html
I don’t plan on monetizing this blog. It’s just the place I share what I am learning about being a writer. Nothing fancy, just an occasional stroll through my brain. Wipe your feet, please. Non-writers my find it boring.
Gender binary is a flawed social construct, and I prefer to think of myself as human, but I’m used to she/her.
Update 3/29/19: I realized I haven’t posted in several months, and I don’t intend this to be a permanent hiatus, but I’m not sure when writing posts will resume. You see, along with writing, I also wanted to be an artist when I grew up.
At fifty-one, I guess it’s time to stop sitting on my ass and do something about it.
I’m trying to give myself some time to explore this urge, while still trying to improve my writing ability. (Who knew there was such a thing as “Artist’s Block”?) To conserve creative energy, I’ve had to let this blog sit. If I get a handle on things, you may see either art or writing based posts. Good luck to us both.