Publication. The mecca of any newbie writer's wildest dream. (Second only to being a New York Times bestseller) But THIS newbie writer, still wet behind the ears? Yikes! Look, I'll be honest. To harbor thoughts of publishing? It's THE scariest thing I can think of right now. In many ways, I'm even putting the proverbial … Continue reading Writing towards the world of publication with…hope?
It's been a year since I wrote about my book-length memoir's rewrite process. And there's a good reason why: I've not (gulp!) been doing much of it! Notice though I said "not...much..." Meaning I have done some. So, not a complete lost cause. Then again, once you read on here to see what exactly I … Continue reading What REALLY happens when I rewrite!
Hey glad you came back! Always thankful when readers return. After all, it's a big ask on my part to make you wait seven days each time before I reveal the complete list of 20 things about writing I learned. After posting my 200th blog! The good news is we're already halfway done. And by … Continue reading 20 things I learned from 200 blogs (Part 3/4)
Today I'm sharing my second installment of 20 things I learned from blogging these past two years, by listing the next five things. This time round, #6 - #10 will focus on the technicalities of writing itself. Here's hoping you'll find this list as helpful as last week's. Let's go! #6 Know what I'm writing … Continue reading 20 things I learned from 200 blogs (Part 2/4)
My Writing My Muse That's what it comes down to at the end of the day It's my constant my muse my solace my stay.People come into my life but they usually disappear.Writing's my only constant companion My cold tall jug of beer! Spent much of my life fulfilling society's script."Don't rock the boat, don't … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #29
Last Saturday, I wrote my 200th blog post. Two years after I started to write and post for the very first time! Today, to commemorate that milestone, I’m going to share 20 things I've learned about writing from these 200 blog posts. But I’m going to give you these five at a time; in short, … Continue reading 20 things I learned from 200 blogs (Part 1/4)
Mark Twain once said we should "write without pay until someone offers pay. If nobody offers within three years, the candidate may look upon this as a sign that sawing wood is what he was intended for." Ouch! Thankfully, in my case, I didn't have to wait three years to get paid for my writing. … Continue reading The day my writing earned me USD400!
Would you still be my friend? Photo by meo on Pexels.com What goes on in my mind?The question of the dayWords bumping into each otherThat's what!Each fighting to hold sway. PushingShoving Seeking.A tasteA placeA spaceTo take the podium.Hopefully tallStanding head and shoulders,Above it all. Jostling for pole.Wanting to extol.To tell what had been told.Letting stories … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #25
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. Yes, I can hardly believe it myself too! Especially when I'm a 50 year old minimum wage earner, without a steady income stream, yet with a family to feed. Seems reckless, even irresponsible. Right? And writing. Really? That much money spent for something that I ought to … Continue reading Would you invest $2,000 to learn to write and to “recover” yourself? I did.
It’s that time of year again. First of December. Beginning of the end of yet another year. Time to take stock as my 2020 reflections start stacking up. Lots to say so I may need more than one post! My 2020 challenges really started in 2019! Photo by Sajith Ranatunga on Pexels.com For many, 2020 … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #1 of 4 – It began a year ago!