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Subtitled “Writing on Demand”

As a novice writer, I have been afforded the luxury of writing at my leisure, as the muse reveals itself. Making a commitment to have a blog puts the pressure on to write on demand. I believe in commitments and as I elect to take on this task, I must do it with the full expectation of having something of value to offer my readers week after week. So I approach this hesitantly and with trepidation.

To me, the purpose of the blog is simple. I need to create a platform for my work and build followers. In this ever changing industry of publication, the rules change almost daily. Liken it to buying a new computer or the latest big screen TV. By the time you get it home and figure out how to use the thing, something newer and better is already on the scene. But I will head the advise of my peers and follow today’s guideline for success and start a blog.  I will find insightful information to share with my fellow authors.  And I’ll offer my humble opinions, knowing that my experience is lacking of credentials.

Have you ever made a commitment to do something that you were unsure of the direction it would lead?  Share them here. The simple beauty of a blog is the interaction. Without responses, I am simply writing to myself. Your opinions are valued and your time is appreciated. Perhaps together we can delve into this somewhat scary world of literature and publication and come away better for it. We will become AUTHORS.


There are two sides to every story. I like to write about the "other side." I like to challenge my readers to dig deep into their conscience and see life through someone else's eyes.

5 thoughts on “Subtitled “Writing on Demand”

  1. I find myself in the same situation in terms of committing to the task of writing posts that will offer something fresh to readers. I love the feeling of having something written, but the task itself is frustrating and difficult. I treat writing as a job in which the blank page is my boss. If I don’t show up to work, the blank page gets angry and impatient. In order to keep my job, I have to fill my boss with the words it needs. Good luck with your blog!


    1. Thanks for reading Scott. There are so many things to “do” in this process of writing, I sometimes feel bogged down. I love creative story telling. But the marketing? well?


  2. Sometimes writing for just yourself is rather freeing. Don’t let that stop you. It is how you will find your authentic voice and not just the one you think people want to hear.

    Looking forward to it!


  3. You might be interested In a little group called #writemotivation. We cheer each other on over on Twitter, and sometimes we have blog posts to help too. Since I am writing my first draft of my first novel, I need some cheering 🙂 and they are a great group, too.

    One word = progress
    Zero words = stagnation
    Deleting words = regression
    Don’t regret, progress.

    I have to keep reminding myself this with my first draft of my first novel. The #writemotivation folks are great too. My theme for a to z will be revealed on the 21st, but just say it’ll be positive words for motivation. Hope you’ll join in…and hooe to see you on my blog!

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)


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