Monday, May 5, 2008

Let's Get This Party Started!

I have had a love of writing for many years. The physical act of putting pencil to paper thrills me. It has held this allure since I was very young. I have a secret stash of old journals full of everything from fiction writing, diary type entries, poetry, unfinished letters, and other general nonsense. The oldest of these dates back to the year I turned six. It’s a travel journal of sorts, chronicling a trip that our family took from New Mexico to Kansas. During my high school years, I bought a copy of Writer’s Market every year for about three years and submitted a handful of fiction pieces and non-fiction queries. I received back the usual spate of rejection slips and two acceptance notices. As soon as high school was out, I moved on to building a career as a billing specialist in a niche of the construction industry and did quite well. Writing took a back burner for about ten years. Recently, with a husband and a young daughter and a complete change of scenery (from the Las Vegas high-life to the country quiet-life) I made the decision to stay at home full time – and to pursue a writing career full okay at least three-quarter time. (C’mon, cut me some slack, I have a two and a half year old, okay?) This blog will be the narrative of this new journey.

In that vein, here are the writing notables of my recent months:

  • I have almost completed a semester long online Creative Writing course at Yavapai College
  • I participated in and completed the month long PAD challenge at Robert Lee Brewer’s blog:
  • I have been retained to compose monthly newsletters for two businesses email marketing efforts
I also hope, through this blog, to network with other writers, blog authors, and poets (especially some of the wonderful community of people I have been privileged to get to know through the PAD challenge) as well as to share useful information that comes my way through this pursuit.

So come along with me and we will grow together…from the Roots up!

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