At the last two writers’ conferences I attended, I heard over and over again that to make it in today’s publishing world, a writer must have a “web presence.” So, here I go!
I now have a website and my very own blog! I find the prospect of blogging a bit intimidating – funny for a writer, perhaps, but I’m accustomed to writing, editing, re-editing, scrutinizing, editing some more, showing what I write to my husband and once he’s assured me that he loves me no matter what (and that what I’ve written is brilliant), it’s back to the drawing board to rip apart what I’ve written and begin again. With a blog, publishing something is as easy as writing an email. I could vomit on the page and, voila, send it out for the world to see!
But, alas, I must set aside my phobias and join the world wide web.
I’ll start with where I am in my writing career. I, like many writers, have written all my life: journals, short stories, a few uncompleted novels. I was always one who preferred writing a paper to taking an exam. I’ve done a bit of technical writing, and some advertising copy. But it’s creative writing that really gets my juices flowing. I completed my second novel (the first is in a drawer) in April, and will soon start looking for an agent. This part of the process is excruciating, because it is out of my control. So, I’ve done the only thing I could do: I’ve begun another novel.
My goal is to post a blog two to three times a month. Topics will be mainly writing related, but I’ll probably throw some traveling-related articles in as well!
For now, thank you for reading!