I was a DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Essay finalist back when I was in the 6th grade. Debbie Wilson challenged creativity when she taught me English. Even at Southwest Mrs. Craig was tough on complacent writing. I remember writing as one of the few things I enjoyed in school. Somewhere along my course in life, I forgot the pleasure I once found in writing.
Anyone that reads my blog knows…I love movies! Blogging is like many things in my life, the result of being inspired by a movie. When I watched “Julie & Julia”, I thought…. I can do that! Okay – I am not so foolish to think my ramblings will one day be a movie. Like Julie, little things involving my blog excite me. I am thrilled to share my movie inspired stories, my political opinions and even exposing the pains of my past including lost unrequited love and childhood trauma. One scene Julie (referring to her new blog) screams, “I just got my first comment!” quickly followed by, “oh, it’s just my Mom!” My few comments began with close friends, then from friends I had not seen in years and now I even have comments from strangers. Each comment excites me because it is evidence someone read what I wrote.
Another Julie & Julia inspired idea was the paypal link on the blog. She actually had donations!! lol Now I feel foolish for having put it on my blog. One day some publisher may pay a large retainer for me to write a book using my paypal ink! lol But when (and if) someone donates… that will excite me as well.
Here is where I will ask a favor – no I am not going to ask you to donate lol – I am going to ask if you have read this far….you must enjoy my blog a little. I am going to ask that you subscribe to my blog and if you are not already on my facebook fan page to join my fan page . The links to do any of these things is in the sidebar on the right. Living with a disability and being in a state of early retirement – I need to feel I am accomplishing SOMETHING and writing is how I can still feel I offer something to society. I mean come on… Britney Spears is famous and I think I am as talented a writer as she is a singer!! lol The reality in that statement is there are some people who do really like and enjoy her music… so I am looking for my audience. So to maybe I can even ask more or too much…. maybe if you have continued reading to this point…. you may recommend my fan page and blog to your friends?
Some of the markers in this writing journey :
- December 29, 2010 – Blog began
- January 5, 2010 – First Comment
- January 31, 2010 – 50 Visits In One Day
- March 23, 2010 – First Movie Review
- April 7, 2010 – First Stranger subscription
- May 26, 2010 – Over 100 People “Read Innocence Taken” in 2 Days
- May 27, 2010 – Record Day With 80 Visits in 1 Day!