Thank you very much, Raisin Toast and SandraJ, for the encouragment. I will continue to write my blog for as long as I feel it’s helping people b/c I want to give back to the writing community what so many people have given to me (motivation, inspiration and belief that I can do it no matter what).
I don’t spend very much on my writing coach (she only charged me a one-time fee of $450 and is helping me work thru my novel no matter how long it takes). And I figure I waste more money than that on stupid things like cable TV, buying things I really don’t need, etc. so I might as well put some of my hard-earned money to better use.
I don’t know how things got so crazy in this forum, but when I started this string, I honestly didn’t mean for it to get so out of hand. I just wanted to offer up what I hope is a very useful resource for any writer who procrastinates or feels like they can’t overcome their writer’s block. I work really hard to find the most relevant, helpful content that I can, and I also make sure to include my personal experiences and any kinds of tools, tips and advice that have helped me along my writing journey.
I think a lot of people have the wrong impression about me. I am NOT a beginning writer. I started writing poems when I was really young, I wrote my first novel when I was 13 and I’ve been writing ever since. I may not have anything fiction-wise published yet (well, I have like 2 things published in my college lit mag, but I don’t count that), but I have been published hundreds of times in non-fiction magazines and newspapers nationally. Fiction writing is not new to me, but something that I’ve dabbled in pretty much my entire life and studied probably more than most people (I like to read books about writing–it’s one of my freakish obsessions!).
Best wishes to everyone…may all your writing dreams come true!