Friday, May 25, 2012
Here it is Friday morning and I'm staring at a blank page wondering: Why am I doing this? Then I remember all the amazing people I've met while online and all the wonderful information that they are sharing and I remember Yep! That's why I'm doing this. There is also another reason I'm doing this.
About two years ago, my sister Loretta Stephenson, who has a wonderful art blog at Art By Retta, called me up and asked me how my writing was coming along. I said great! But I felt isolated and sitting at a computer for five hours a day by youself can be discouraging. She said, Why not start a blog? I had little idea what I was getting my self into, but I started my first blog, which was just posts of portions of my work. The problem there was, all my work was on the blog. I got worried that it was too much for people to read, and it was. So, at the beginning of this year, I started this blog, which is reflections about the writing process.
I enjoy sharing what I learn about writing, and the latest thing I've learned is to follow your heart. When someone says, It can't be done! Do you believe them? If you believe in your dream, then it CAN be done somehow! And this is why I blog. To share what I've learned. I have a dream that someday, I will be able to share my writing with others. And it's coming close to being a reality. I have my first short story in the editor's hand right now and then it will be formatted for e-book. Medieval Muse will be lauched as a free e-book in August for all those interested.
Medieval Muse is the story of a young woman who finds herself transported back to medieval times and has an adventure that will change her life. In a way, I'm having an adventure in writing that has changed my life. It has opened up new and exciting possibilities for me and I want to share it with others. That is why I blog! Why do you blog? Care to share about it?