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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hey, I'm Blogging!

Hi there! Most of you who will read this probably already know me, so I'm not going to bore you with a bunch of details about who I am, what I like to do in my free time, blah, blah (plus it's in the "About Me" section anyway).

But, I'm starting this blog in order to get my creative juices flowing. My awesome writer best friend L.T. Host inspired me to try to write a novel. And I want to, but it's harder to get started than I hoped. I have a story idea, and a couple of main characters, and some general ideas, but getting down to type is hard. My hubby tells me to just start writing and let it flow. But as I write I think "this sounds stupid", then I get discouraged and go watch TV. I think I just keep talking myself out of it.

So please, writers of the world who are better at this than I am, please give me some words of encouragement or advice to help me get started on my first-ever novel! Having never taken a writing class besides high school English (and my college journalism classes), I am a bit of a novice. But I'd like to think that I have something to contribute :).


  1. WOO HOO!!! Welcome to the online world of writing :) I have to warn you, once you're here you'll probably never leave. NEVAH!

    Okay, so I will mark down some encouragement here but you know I'll just pump it up later, too-- no matter what you write, no matter who you are, everyone thinks they write like crap at some point. Be a little forgiving of yourself-- you've never done this before-- so even if something does suck, it's worth it to have the experience from having written it. (Not that what you write actually sucks!)

    Also, even if something were to be horrible (which it's not), the beauty of writing and the electronic age is that you can always, always, always go back and fix it later. That's what betas are for. And you know you've got a guaranteed one in me!

  2. Woohoo! Welcome to the writing world! The internet is a frigging treasure trove for inspiration, direction and instruction. You've done the right thing! (Gosh, why do I sound like an infomercial for something seedy? Yikes.)

    Anyways, good luck. You're gonna do great! And if you've got Lessa as a beta, host and guide, you're sure to find the good stuff around here. :) Cheers!

  3. Assuming you want this (and you do, right? that's why you're here), just don't give up. It sounds easy on this end, but well ... just don't give up.

  4. Thank you all :). You just made my day!! I definitely, definitely will keep going. It's daunting because I've never written before but it is officially on my bucket list to finish a novel. And by golly, I'm gonna do it. Perhaps I'll post some snippets on here as I get going to get some feedback along the way.

    Marie, I absolutely LOVE your drawings on your blog. I totally got sucked in yesterday afternoon and then realized - CRAP - I should get back to work and earn my wages.