A New Endeavor

Let me be clear about one thing from this very beginning point. I am NOT a Luddite. I use the Internet for work and fun. I am on Facebook, and I can even use the GPS system in my car. But I am also NOT a technology or social media nerd. Smart phone? Nope, not yet. Blogs? Okay, I read some and follow even fewer. But writing one? Me? I never saw that one coming.

But if you’ve read the “About Me” page, you know I’m working on some novels. They’re not published yet – like I said, I’m working on them. But the writing magazines I subscribe to and the websites I look at all say the same thing – if you’re going to be an author, you have to have a social media presence even before your first work is published.

Now there’s a conundrum for you. Who wants to read a blog by a writer who isn’t published yet? What can someone like that have to offer? After all, I can’t give you advice for how to get an agent. I haven’t got one (yet). I can’t tell you how to get published. I’m not there (yet).

But I can give a behind-the-scenes look at what I’m writing and how I go about it. I can give moral support to other writers like me who are trying to break free of the slush pile and become a published author. And maybe I can give a few minutes of entertainment to people needing a little break in their daily routine.

And, just maybe, we’ll all get to see the beginnings of a new career.

13 thoughts on “A New Endeavor

  1. Wishing you All the Best! Who knows? Maybe there will be an agent(s) out there looking for new talent, stumble unwittingly upon your blog and the rest will be history…


  2. Cool! Can’t wait to see it all unfold. Guess I’ll leave my real name instead one of my usual internet aliases.—Your pal, Queen O’ TheWebs! Er…well, you know.


  3. Hi Jacki. Glad you have this blog. Do I have to register or log in. Didn’t seem to apply to me. Let me know how it works. Keep writing. You’ll get there.


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