Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another Sheep Joins the Flock

Well, here I go, another sheep joining the flock of bloggers. I swore I’d never blog; then again, I swore I’d never get married, be a nurse, have kids or drive a minivan. I’ve done all of these. What I need to swear against is publishing a novel. If I did that I’d probably land an agent next Friday.

I’ve entitled my blog “The Writer’s Closet” because I feel I’m still in there—the closet, that is. Very few people know I write even though I’ve published essays, a short story and some flash fiction. I guess I feel the need to reach out to the global writing community and establish a Web presence in case, just in case, I attract the attention of an agent or publisher.

Just a note about me and how I plan to handle this whole blog thing. It will mainly address the business of writing, the pursuit of publication and all that goes along with it. Bits and pieces of my daily life will be shared, but they will center on writing. Perhaps sometimes I’ll mention happenings in northeast Ohio or travel, because I seem to travel a fair amount. Aside from this sentence I promise not to wax on about my beautiful children and their numerous talents and endearing qualities. I want people to check in, commiserate and share information and victories just as I plan to do--not stick their fingers down their throats and hit the “back” key as a means of escape.

I know there are many other struggling writers out there--I know some personally! I hope I get to know more along the way


Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Bravo to you!!1 Nothing ventured nothing gained, right? Have fun with it! Diane

Amy said...

Thank you, Diane. I'm going to need your help and support! But what else is new, right?

Maria and Stefano said...

Brava Amy!!!
You're sooo very talented and I'm so happy I'll be able to read your work:)
(my user name is Maria & Stefano because is connected to Baaahhh ;) )

Dave said...

Hey. I think this is a great thing. I'm glad to see you really getting things started. Good luck. I am proud of you. I know we all are.