A little late but Happy New Years everyone!
A few days ago I had the opportunity to meet an amazing person who is a mother, a wife, a business woman, an actress and a published author. She asked me what I did. I said I'm trying to be a writer. She then proceeded to ask me what I meant by trying. I answer that I've written two novels and I am working on my third. She said then you aren't trying, you are a writer. She knows so many people that say they are writers but never finish what they started. She said that I was a writer not just pretending to be one. She's right, I am a writer.
I could be the worlds worst writer but I am putting in my hours. When I was employed I would get home from work and sit in front of my laptop and a stack of papers and write, sometimes until 3 or 4 in the morning. Now that I am unemployed my laptop is always on and in between filling out job application, I am writing sometimes still until 3 or in the morning. It might not be perfect but I am putting in the hours and accomplishing what I want to do. +Kristen Lamb has a blog. I've mentioned her once before for those of you who are writers, she has a lot of great information about writing and using social media for your benefit. But anyway she had this to say, "The world doesn't reward perfectionist; it rewards finishers."
Which brings me to this blog; it will not be perfect, feel free to leave a comment about it, but I will be posting. I stress the punctuations, the words I'm using and it leads me to scratch the post. It is weird because it is so different to how I write my novels. Then again I can go back and add the coma, take out the period, and change the words. But on the blog once I press publish it is available for people to see. So this goes out into the world of blogging imperfect but finished.