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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Blogging as a Writer

This past year I've grown up a lot as a writer, so I decided it was time for a real writer's blog. Of course I already have a family blog, but since I write there like I'm talking (no time to worry about punctuation or whether woo-hoo is a real word) I hesitate to allow anyone who writes for a living to read it. :) Besides, if I want my biography and made-for-TV-movie to be accurate, I'm going to have to provide source material...
I used to hold the secret that I was a writer very close, even though I've crafted stories since I could grasp a crayon. I'm not sure why, now. Most of my family knew, but none of my friends, especially in high school, knew for a long time. In fact, the first time I posted something about writing on Facebook (only a year or so ago) nearly everyone I grew up with commented "You're writing a novel?!?!"
Now, since my husband is quite convinced that my current WIP (psst, that's a acronym I learned from my ANWA sisters--Work in Progress) is going to be a best seller, he tells pretty much anyone that I'm a writer and that someday I'm going to make us rich. No use keeping it a secret.
Being a 'real' writer now can be a bit daunting for me, though. Letting my work be critiqued is like sitting back while someone points out the flaws of my children! But it definitely has some advantages, too! Thanks to Tracy, Terry, Bonnie, Deb and many others at ANWA, "Bloom" (that's my latest choice for a title) might actually have a chance. And I get to call the three hours that I write during nap-time 'work.' (I currently day-dream about 'working' at a massive, corner desk I saw in a furniture flyer a few months ago)
So, until this blog becomes the watering-hole for all my future adoring fans, I think it will be a great place to brag, complain, and show-off.
I hope you like it!

About Me!

I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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