Introduction

I write.

That makes me one out of about a billion aspiring writers.

I’ve published a few poems and short stories, which you can check out in my Publications page. I’m currently writing a novel (again, take a number, right?).

The conventional wisdom is, as a writer in this age of publishing, I should have a social media presence. I have the entire social media soup. You name your distraction of choice and I will most likely have a username somewhere to follow. I can say I’ve checked off that box, also. When I’m active on social media, I can be found on the following platforms (in order of frequency): Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Bookbub, Google+, and Twitter. I often take week-long breaks from my platforms. It’s good for my soul.

Now, I’ve added this blog.

I’ll be honest. I’m a busy woman. I’m married with two school-age children. I work as a full-time high school instructor. I pitch in to help my husband run his business. And I’m a bit of a fitness nut. Writing is one of the most important aspects of my life but it isn’t the only thing I have going on.

Oprah Winfrey said you can have it all, just not all at once.

Like you, reader, I’m divided into several hefty pieces. A kind of human pie. Apple flavor. Or cherry. Whatever metaphorical pie you prefer. I’m a big fan of pecan, myself.

In that sliver dedicated to writing, I’m choosing to keep a blog. Maybe you will get to know me this way. Maybe you will find something useful. I certainly hope for one or both outcomes.

My only blogging schedule for now is one post per week, most likely on Wednesdays. At the minimum, I will post book reviews and things relating to sustaining creativity. I’ll put up short stories and occasionally discuss my writing, but not often, unless it is to share some useful tip with you. I might even try to sell you a book, but only half-heartedly. I’ve never been much of a marketer.

So, welcome to my tiny corner of the internet.

Let’s see how this little experiment goes, shall we?

PS – If there is anything wonky with this site, feel free to leave a comment. I’m still working through the rough patches.

ST

1/16/19

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