During the month of June, I am joining my fellow writers at Blogher in a blogging challenge. Daily blog posts for the entire month. The theme this month is “Fan” which can mean anything from an actual fanatic to a bedroom fan. The goal of this exercise is simple–encourage fellow writers and exercise my writing skills daily. Most importantly, this comes at a very critical time in my writing life. I have never been busier. I have a growing new business that revolves entirely around my writing, and I am breathing down a June 24 deadline for my first book. So why would I consider taking on a daily blog challenge? Because any good writer will tell you the more that you write, the better you write and the MORE you are able to write.
I can be a bit of procrastinator when it comes to my writing partially because the words come easily to me. Don’t mistake that to mean the “right words.” Instead it means, almost every word possible until I hit on the right word.
My hope for this month is two fold-a)to impress you, my readers, my “fans” with some focused writing and thoughts on this book that many of you have been waiting years for me to finish and b) to draw some new fans into the fold.
At any rate, I am a work in progress and as such, I reserve the right to pepper these daily book musings with dialogues with my children as they ponder sex (where DO babies come from), drugs (mommy-what’s in a margarita) and rock and roll (why do I need to play an instrument to be President?) or even just musings from my personal life which frankly isn’t all that different from the book, I guess, but shhhh…I didn’t tell you that–it’s all, uh, fiction, remember?
“Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy
night, er, month.” Thanks, Bette Davis.