13 March 2011

Starting Out

This is one hell of a scary proposition, this writing stuff. Putting your ideas, radical and crazy as they are, out "there" for everyone to see? Oh mah gawd! What if they don't like it, or don't "get it," or worse - don't ever read it? Such are the questions that have plagued every writer, even J.K. Rowling and Stephen King, once upon a time.

Don't let doubts keep you from writing. Seriously, what is the worst that can happen? No one reads it - so what? You life isn't any different than what it was before. But if I can do anything with this blog at all, it is to encourage anyone who truly wants to tell a story that yes, yes, yes - you can do it. Take the chance, step up to the plate, and swing away. You can't get anywhere if you sit in the corner. Enter contests, go to conferences, attend meetings.

But be warned. Writing can change your life in ways you never expected. You'll meet fabulous folks - and some not so fab. You will view your world in a completely different light from vantage points you did not know existed - and you will grow.

C'mon, what do you have to lose but your old notions?


  1. We adored this post! And just to show those who might fear no one will read a post, see someone read this one, actually two of us read it. Well, in truth make that four since our spouses read it, too!

  2. Thank you, and there are always more who read who are afraid to comment! That old adage of "You never know how what you say influences others" tends to remain in my thoughts...