I love blogging. While I have been doing it since the summer I began to do it seriously about four weeks ago.
Reaction. Validation. Two things every writer looks for; at least every honest one who has been published. First I wrote for fun or to gain some clarity on life. Then I had to be published and was in desperate search of feedback. Being published was no longer enough. Now I want to be half rich and half famous from my writing. If that happens…Sure, it’s like the lottery I spend a dollar on each time the jackpot’s really big, and for about ten minutes am sure that I’m going to win.
Though some people have a hard time believing this: I’m shy, and have too much false pride. It’s difficult for me to ask people for things in general.
It’s truly hard for me to ask people if I could link to them or would they want to me. I guess this is a general call.
Once I finish my new site WWW.CourtingDestiny.Com, I want to do interactive stuff, but I have a hard time with sites that ask people to answer questions though I enjoy them.
As a writer who does this to write as much as possible and put it out there, I don’t see how it helps except for the publicity part. Okay, I understand.
Though I can find anything on the Internet; I’m not good at coding and making my site look pretty so I had to get help, and that is taking longer than I would have liked it to.
I’m writing a novel about a singer/songwriter who came to New York in the late 1970’s from, uh, New Orleans, and almost made it. (I’m tone deaf and have been paid not to sing) Nothing on my blog, except maybe a description of New York is in it. Love writing it because it takes me back to a time when I was very young, really really cute and everything was possible.
I feel fortunate to have lived in New York then. New York was magical; I took my life for granted when it was one that many women would have killed for. Now I take nothing for granted. There’s beauty in life I was too selfish or too young to notice before.
I’ve written many stories and kept them in draft about my friends, especially the ones who died. I began my 20’s as a generic JAP who hated going to visit people in the hospital. By my 40’s I was a Nursing Home Social Worker by choice. A lot had happened in the interim.
I’m not planning on having these published at this minute and so might put them on my site.
I write about politics and social issues often because I feel passionately about the direction my country is going in.
I can write on demand about almost everything, am fast and good, and can be found at my site WWW.CourtingDestiny.Com, once it’s more than a shell. For now I can be found at Blogger or Blog explosion.
Not that I’m promoting myself or anything like that.