Welcome to my WordPress blog.
It’s amazing that it’s taken me so long to start a blog because I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I think so fast that I can’t keep up. Even typing 70 wpm isn’t enough because sometimes ideas fly out faster than I can capture them. People have been telling me I’m a good writer, whatever that means, for as long as I can remember. Writing has been in every job description I’ve had since 1991 and I’ve got a huge portfolio of pieces written and edited anonymously. But does that make me a Writer?
Are you a writer if you don’t share the pieces you really care about with someone? I’m not only talking about publishing your writing, because sharing could include friends, family members, or even a writing class. Writing is a means of communication, and doesn’t communication beg feedback? And isn’t that feedback essential to growth? In grade school and college I published little things here and there, but then I lost faith, or courage, or both. Perhaps when people stopped encouraging me I simply failed to encourage myself. So, HELLO WORLD! Here goes nothing.