Wednesday, November 28, 2007

ME me

My great friend, Velda Brotherton, tagged me with an "It's All About Me (me) blog questionaire. So here goes:

1. How long have you been blogging? Since 2004

2. What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors? I wanted to get my thoughts in cyberspace and it also worked well as a pseudo-website. My mentors are Velda Brotherton, an incredible writer of both fiction and nonfiction, Dusty Richards, every writers best friend, and my critique group, the Northwest Writer's Workshop.

3. Are you trying to make money online, or just doing it for fun? Actually, neither at the moment. I just have a passion to reach people and help make their lives better.

4. What 3 things do you struggle with online? TIME! It takes a tremendous amount of time to keep blogs current. I have three blogs at the moment.

5. What 3 things do you love about being online? All the information! I also visit my friends blogs and stay in touch with them. Beautiful!

Visit Velda's blog: "On Being A Writer"

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Daydreaming on Paper

This blog is for writers in all seasons of life. Whether you are a beginner, or a multi-published writer who has royality earning books, we are all consumed by the same passion--writing.

No matter what we write, fiction or nonfiction, it all begins with a thought swirling in our mind. We write it down, add, subtract, edit, rewrite, edit, wad it up and throw it in the trash, retrieve it, take it to critique groups, rewrite, polish, submit, recieve rejections, cry, resubmit, and . . .

quit? NO!

We keep at it. And then it happens. Our swirling thoughts are published and create in the minds of our readers a place to daydream, a haven from harsh reality, an answer, hope.

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith