With another weekend gone, we start an EXCITING new week. Today is the day for the Please allow me to RE-INTRODUCE MYSELF Blogfest.
Our hosts, Stephen Tremp, Mark Koopmans, Elise Fallson, and C.M. Brown.
What a FUN way to get back in touch with former blogger friends as well as new ones! For me, this community ROCKS! There is no other social media more rewarding than our blogosphere. The time, care, and dedication it takes to blog is unsurpassed. I know it can be time consuming and crazy, but even though we ALL have our little blogging vacations, we always come back because it feels LIKE HOME.
I began blogging in the fall of 2010. I had completed and illustrated my first m/g novel and managed to make it through the first rounds of the ABNA contest. THERE, in the threads, a very sweet person came to my rescue, after I had posted my horrible reviews from the Vine readers. Erica from erica and christy, offered to help me out. She critiqued my first few chapters and gave me invaluable advice that I still use today. A month or so later, she had mentioned to me that she had started a blog and asked I had considered creating one. Well, of course I was terrified. What could I possibly say that would attract readers and other writers? So, for a month I had just blog hopped. I LOVED what I saw and the true sincerity of the blogger writing community. So I wrote my first post and created my blogger account.
Since I am a Renaissance man, I wanted to create a blog that not only featured writing, but ALL the arts. I decided to concentrate on interior design posts at first. After several months my blog evolved to more "writer's" subject matter. And today I write about whatever comes to mind. Lately it is to help other writers and help keep our community healthy and fit. I also feature on occasion my "Earthly Angels" posts which feature the unsung hero. People that have helped us without asking for anything in return. I am ALWAYS on the look out for these stories, so IF YOU HAVE ONE, PLEASE let me know by leaving a comment or emailing me directly. I would LOVE to feature it.
My new feature which sort of evolved into a real fun writing assignment for me is to create AWESOME cover reveal intros.... If any of you are launching a new book let me know. I would be more than happy to create one for your cover. I feel reveals should be built up and special.
As many of you know I am still on MY journey to publication. After years in the fashion industry as a model, and for the past nine years as an interior designer, I began writing in 2009 during the financial crash, and had lost most of my clients. I have written two novels since, one m/g fantasy, the other an edgy Y/A Contemporary, which I am querying now. My latest project is a film noir novella set in 1940's Chicago. I write eclectically as I do in my interior design and illustration work.
In the past three years I have met SO many AMAZING people. I have even been fortunate enough to meet several of my blogger friends in person, which are treasured memories for me. I hope that someday I will meet many, many more. It is my goal to travel around the world and connect with them in person. What a lovely dream I hope will come true.
I hope you all will find the TIME to hop over to one of our host sites and get to know other bloggers. This is a WONDERFUL fest and I am looking forward to getting to know more about my loyal blogger buddies as well as new blogger friends.
WELCOME BACK to my BLOG.... I've missed you!