"Oh look, another writing blog. They're all the same. It’s all just the same stuff, rehashed over and over again. If you've read one you've read them all." Well, now you can read mine.
Hello there! I'm now starting the one-millionth writing blog on the internet. I’m looking forward to carving out my little place here. This is going to be fun for me. If you’d like to keep reading, I hope it will be fun for you too.
My name is Georgette Graham, and I am a struggling writer. If you think those two words go together far too often, you’re right. It seems like all but a gilded few of us write either have a day job, or we’re struggling. I have a day job myself. Even still, I am a writer because I write; not because that’s how I make my living.
Writers are a strange breed. We live in a world of late nights, fights for inspiration, struggles with agents and publishers, and stretches of rejection interrupted by successes only occasionally. At least I do. It’s frustrating to me, but it’s also wonderful. I love writing. My characters and stories and the worlds they inhabit are very dear to me. I hope you’ll stick around and learn a little more about them.
I intend to use this blog to share, not only things that I have learned about the writing process through the years, but also to write about my own work towards my publication goals. There will be articles about writing and pre-writing, character creation and development, and tricks I have learned that help me to organize notes and research, as well as talk about my efforts both in traditional and internet self-publishing, and using social media to help generate readership.
So, a little more about me: I studied English in college, and focused on Victorian Literature. I have a second major in Theater, and studied both acting and playwriting. As a writer, I have had a few minor short story sales and have worked locally writing for businesses and newsletters. You, as a reader, might have even had more success writing than I have. Good! Comment away and we’ll all help each other! I love books, both reading and writing. I love music of most any kind from Abba to Nirvana. I love my cats, Chinese food, and singing in the shower. I’ll be pretty open that yes, there is an element of self-promotion here. I suppose I could try and be all self-righteous and deny that, but I don’t see the point. Besides, that’s not the primary reason for my being here. My primary reason for being here is to connect with other authors, learn from their experiences, and hopefully offer some advice of my own to help other writers that are in the same boat as me.
With that, I send my best wishes to you all, keep writing and never give up.
Remember, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” was rejected over 100 times before it was ever published. Just think of that the next time you get a rejection notice.
Whatever Holiday you celebrate this time of year, may it be happy, blessed, and merry!