As the introduction to this venture, I decided to simply answer a few questions. With millions of blogs available, there are millions of ways to begin; there is no right or wrong way to do this. This is the beginning of my journey.
Who I am?
I am just like you. I wake, go to work, pay bills, try to find a bit of peace in my life and I write. I write every day.
Why I write?
When I was 6 and my first grade teacher told us that we were going to write a book I was beyond excited. I would have a book with my name on it. I loved to read and now wanted to create. Imagine my disappointment when I finally understood that I would have one single page in a book that she would keep. Since that moment I wanted to write and not just write, to write novels and have my name on one.
Having written for nearly my entire life, sometimes seriously and sometimes not, I’ve finally decided that writing comes first. This process for me has been long and arduous but I feel the pieces have finally clicked into place. I am a writer. Not a wanna be, not a someday I’ll get around to that but the 5 am alarm now signals my brain that it is time to write. I’ve become Pavlov’s dog. Nice.
Why this blog?
This blog is, what I have come to believe, a natural next step in my writing process. You see, I wrote a book. I know, right? Crazy. But it was my first book and still needs a lot of work, I have dared to hope that publishing it would be a possibility. With publishing comes an online presence, hence a blog. As most writers can relate, writing for the world to see is a little like standing naked in front of the class bullies. It takes a lot of courage but then nothing would get published if we all stayed there. So this blog is a glimpse into my world, writing or otherwise.
What to expect?
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what would work both for me and my readers. As this is an introduction to yet another writer, I’ve decided to attempt to offer something back.
When I say I write everyday, I do mean it. I’ve decided my writing into two different areas, my journal and my other writing. This blog is my other writing. Most day’s my journal comes first. Its a warm up and a soul dumping exercise that clears the way for the rest of the words to come through. I will be speaking a lot about journals and journaling, including how it can help heal past hurts and help see the future more clearly.
My hope is to present writing information that will be helpful, including reviews of other writers. I have a couple in the works with fantastic books. There is a ton of information out there on writing and though I hope to add to it, I am by no means an expert. This blog is simply my journey into my writing life.
I will also be writing some random words. Insights into my life, new recipes and/or crafts, sunsets – just anything that I find interesting that I wish to share. I enjoy learning about other people’s lives and I hope you do too.
It is not my idea to overwhelm my readers with mindless brain dumps and too much information. So not too many posts.
Today is Friday, February 13th. Yes its Friday the 13th and I am beginning this new venture. I am only have a few superstitions and this isn’t one of them. In fact, I believe 13 to be a lucky number, attributed to 13 letters in my given name.
The history of Friday, the 13th is long and difficult. Some say it began in the bible with the flood beginning on the 13th or the tower of Babal story. The earliest documentation of Friday the 13th being unlucky comes from 1307. That year, it happened to be in October, the order to round up the Templar knights and put them to death was signed by the king and carried out. Since then to our present day, the number 13 and Friday’s have been considered very bad.
I have a firm belief in that what we believe and expect comes back to us. Which means in the light of this topic, that if I expect that beginning my blog on Friday the 13th is a good thing, that is what will come back to me. If I spend the entire week thinking that that I’m going to have a bad day on Friday because it is the 13th then that is probably going to happen. Where we think, there our lives will follow.
Thanks for coming along on this journey. I am looking forward to see where this path goes.