For a little while I kept the blog mostly to myself. The idea of people knowing about it kept me nervous and it’s not like I never kept a blog before. I completed a creative writing class, complete with reading out loud for classmates to offer advice, and it felt right to go ahead with this blog.
In my e-mail to my former creative writing classmates, I said the blog will do three things:
- Get me to write on a semi-regular basis.
- Get me to write for an audience.
- Get me to write for an audience despite falling metaphorically on my behind.
After the e-mail, I went to my Facebook page and let this blog out of the holding pen. The scheduling function of Blogger is great. I can write something up as a draft, have a deadline, then it’s in the queue for publishing. I write at home, during my lunch at work, or on a coffee break.
In fact it’s my lunch break right now as my fingers tap along the keyboard. I already fixed up a couple of spelling mistakes on previous entries and updated. Behold, I made a mistake and the world didn’t end. For the time being, I want to continue doing blog spotlights and book talks. I want to get better as a writer and most of all I want to have fun. I just want people along to have fun, even if it’s just to read it. Comments are optional and I feel ready for the trolls if they comes along.
Get ready for some exciting entries. I have a book talk on an award-winning YA novel, my first blog spotlight, and a geeky entry on Brits in television that took me a while to get right. It’s all scheduled while I work on some more tidbits either on life, libraries, or in between.
*Ding!* My lunch break is done.