For a long time I searched for my Happy Place as a writer and I didn't find it. The reason I couldn't find it was because I needed to create it. I needed to understand what this place is made up of. Most of all, I needed to identify the core of my motivation. Writing… Continue reading My Happy Place as a Writer
Last night, at 4:00 a.m. I finally pressed 'Send' and submitted my first ten pages to the Oregon Christian Writes Manuscript Submission program. For $5.00 you can have an editor or agent look at your first ten pages when you attend the conference. They may or may not want to meet with you and possibly… Continue reading Getting Past the Fear
Recently I had someone ask me why people blog. I explored a few blogs to see what other writers are saying. If I were to sum it all up I would say we write for two reasons: ourselves and others--we want to give something to others and we want them to give something back to… Continue reading Why do you write?
Michael Hyatt just drew my attention to a couple of important issues for bloggers in his articles, Why I Stopped Reading Your Blogs, and Do You Make These 10 Mistakes When You Blog? Two things that stood out for me relating to blogging were the importance of catchy headlines, and the need for focus. Hyatt… Continue reading A look at blog titles and focus
Recently I was on a blogger's site where another blogger posted, in no uncertain terms, that he did not want this blogger to follow him. There was a lot of outrage in the following comments, but then I saw a comment that I thought was very appropriate. It went like this: Wow, (blogger). Sorry (this… Continue reading When they don’t like you
Last week I took Gretchen Rubin's Quiz: Do You Make Other People Happy? | LinkedIn. For those of you who don't want to go to her site, here is the quiz: Do people seem to feel comfortable confiding in you? Do people seem to drift toward you? Join a conversation that you’re having, sit down… Continue reading Please like me. Please follow me.
I am very poor at setting boundaries. Not in every area, but when it comes to my time. There are things I really need to say no to, so that I can say yes to what is important, like my writing, for instance. But I have this tendency to bend, to be flexible, to allow… Continue reading Boundaries? What’s that?
This blog is about writing, in case you didn't notice. I mean, what could give you a clue? Dewdrops on green leaves, maybe? This is my main site, and I'm so proud of getting my own name as the domain name. Well, pride isn't really a factor, because it was merely a matter of availability,… Continue reading This blog is about writing
I'm trying to put widgets on my sites, but the ones I've imported are frozen. It happened when I tried to link to Facebook. They won't open and they won't move. I feel rather helpless, but maybe this will eventually sort itself out. I closed everything down and now I'll see if it makes a… Continue reading A few more snags
I just deleted the Mr. WordPress "comment" and now this is beginning to look like a for real web page. I'll warn you, though, it is still under construction. Yesterday I did a lot of work here. When my husband came home I was still in my housecoat. Not true. It was his housecoat. He thought I… Continue reading Moving along…