When I started this blog back in October 2005, I had no idea I would enjoy it as much as I have. Marianne had posted a link to her blog on our writing group over at WVU so I thought I would check it out. My first post was embarrassingly short... and I posted four times that same day. I didn't know how to edit my post... so instead of adding to the current post, I just made a new one. Ocassionally that still happens, but mostly when I'm using "Hello from Picasa" to post webpage captures. I still haven't learned to do that well, despite all of Bonnie's best efforts. But, I'm glad to know there are still things I can learn about this medium of communication.
As a writer, I'm pleased for any method I can use to communicate with others... and, as with a lot of writers, I find it easier to convey my thoughts in the written word. Put me up in front of a group to speak and the linkage between my brain and my mouth is not very sturdy. When I'm writing, however, sometimes it seems I don't know what I'm going to say until the words appear on the screen in front of me. Surprises myself a lot of times. It's like there's a direct link from my brain to my fingers and it bypasses my mental processes (some of you might say that's obvious!) :-)
I just wanted to take this time to tell all of you how much I appreciate you. If you write something and nobody reads it, how much have you really accomplished? You have written for your own benefit (and a lot of times that's all you need to do), but you've not communicated. One reason I work at my writing is so I can communicate more effectively and let my readers have a more enjoyable experience. Marianne has pointed out several areas in The God-given Husband where it's confusing to the reader. Now... I understood exactly what was going on there. The reader should be able to read my mind, right??? I'm thankful for readers and editors who will let me know where my "mind thoughts" aren't as clear to the reader as they should be.
I didn't mean to ramble so much... see what happens when you give a writer a place to write??? It's dangerous. I'm starting to keep track of my blog writing and am counting that toward the daily total words I write ;-)
I'll check the comments tomorrow when I post again and randomly choose one of you wonderful people to receive a book. I wish I could give everyone one, but until I'm a rich and famous writer... well, it will just have to wait. I might do this more often, though... I'm excited about the chance to give away something :-) And, so it will be more fair, there are at least twenty-four hours you have to post (maybe more, depending on how soon I post tomorrow... we have a huge job to do, so I might not post til tomorrow afternoon. We'll see.) I know, I know... the suspense will just kill everyone. :-)
Woo-hoo! For my two hundredth post I've discovered I'm
You are Supergirl
|Lean, muscular and feminine. |
Honest and a defender of the innocent.
Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz
As if! Lean???? Ha. Somebody hasn't been looking at my scale recently, now have they???