The New Year

>I opened this blog space in August of 2008 after attending the SCBWI conference in LA. Everyone was talking about their blogs and Facebook pages, and I thought, “I could do that!” But here it is January 5, 2009 and I haven’t once posted a blog!

Why?

Well, there was my novel – after three year’s of it being in various stages of undress, I cracked the whip and worked on it, day in and day out, until I finished it. I submitted it to an agent on December 12th. Anytime I sat down at the computer and did something other than work on that novel, I felt like I was cheating on it. It had to get finished, and now that it has . . . well, I’m starting a blog aren’t I?

Of course, I have also begun my next novel, and while I am in the beginning musings of this novel, I have the time to sit and play. But once I am off and running, that may not always be the case! For now, though, I will attempt to blog something, sometime.

I may not be the regular blogger like my fellow critique group members Jacqui Robbins and Diane Telgen, but I will try!

Another reason for not starting a blog was that I really wasn’t sure what to blog about – I mean who wants to hear about how in love I am with my new Dyson DC117 vacuum cleaner? It is seriously awesome, but not something anyone necessarily wants to read about.

Or how I spent my Christmas break playing 39 Clues on the computer with my son and daughter? We didn’t win any money – that would have been something to blog about for sure! But we had fun solving all the puzzles! (I cannot shoot ducks or fly a plane through loops by the way, my son had to get me through those levels.)

I guess most people come up with a theme to blog about . . .I’ll try that in the future.

My resolution in the New Year (besides trying to write the best novel ever) : to blog about something, sometime in 2009!

6 Responses to The New Year

  1. Alicia 01/12/2009 at 13:54 #

    >Glad to see you on board! I’ll be reading. 🙂

  2. Julie 01/07/2009 at 12:48 #

    >Yeah Laura! I am working creating a blog as well. Happy writing!
    Julie

  3. Kristin 01/07/2009 at 12:24 #

    >Now it’s time for a Facebook page!

  4. Diane T 01/06/2009 at 09:17 #

    >I hope you enjoy the wonderful world of blogging. Find something that tickles your writer bone and you’ll do fine! (And next time put links when you mention Jacqui’s and my blogs.)

  5. Jacqui 01/05/2009 at 21:34 #

    >Welcome!

  6. Sharon Blankenship 01/05/2009 at 20:07 #

    >Hey, woman. Not a bad start at all.
    Sharon

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