October 9, 2014
Welcome to Reading, Writing, and Random Musings! I am here to share personal book reviews, my encounters with authors, details on my journey as a writer, and miscellaneous other tidbits as they seem appropriate. My goal is not to bog you down with another blog, but to either entertain you or make your life easier by sharing my triumphs and struggles in the literary world. As I have researched other blogs in preparation for writing this one, I have realized that brevity is key! I will share in as short and concise a manner as possible!
I have always been an enthusiastic reader, even as a child. It is a way for me to unwind from the everyday craziness of life, and something I look forward to every night before I go to bed. I read a wide variety of literature across many genres. I’ve found that the book I think I would like the least, ends up being a favorite (Hello, Hunger Games!).
Just over a year ago, I started to write my first novel. I was done thinking about the “what if’s” and ready to act! I finished my first draft in about a year’s time, and I am currently working on revisions (which is a somewhat overwhelming process for me, and I am currently somewhat stalled on it at this point, but more on that in another post).
I’m as surprised as some of you by my decision to start a blog. Why now? As I continue to pursue writing, I find it inspiring and motivating to connect with people with similar interests. It helps to hear the stories of others, their challenges and what they did to overcome them. I hope that by sharing, I can help others in a similar situation, and I’m hoping that somewhere along the way, someone will offer some advice to move me forward.
I would love to know what you would like to hear more about. Feel free to comment below and indicate your interests and desires for future posts. I look forward to this journey with all of you!