Welcome to my website. Thank you for popping in.
I like to write. Journals, essays, memoirs, commentaries, anything I find interesting can make it onto a page or screen.
In 1976 I won a writing contest in junior high. I kept a diary and because I had an active and colorful dream-life, for many years I wrote down my dreams every morning.
In 1988 my mentor in college told me I had a voice and that I should write. So I did.
However, life happens and time passes…
In 2009 I began thinking about blogging when I saw the movie, Julie and Julia.
I joined the St. Charles Writers Group in the spring of 2015. Thanks to their feedback, an article I wrote about growing herbs was published on February 22nd, 2017 in The Kane County Chronicle, and they paid me for it.
Last year a writer gave a presentation to the writers group. She encouraged us to get our writing out there, allow people read our writing, and develop a following. She talked about websites, blogs, social media, and how we could use these tools to share our writing with the world. She was fearless and inspiring.
For a private person, of a certain age, the idea of ‘getting myself out there’ filled me with trepidation and held me back. Did I really want to put my life on the web? What if someone steals my stuff, sells it, and I never find out? What if nobody wants to read anything I have to say? A gal could drive herself batty thinking about all the negative possibilities.
All I know is that I don’t have all the time in the world. Even though time is free, it is not unlimited. It is precious. I can spend a lot of time thinking about what might happen instead of just doing it and finding out what does happen. I do know this: I enjoy writing and when people do what they enjoy, they usually do a pretty good job.
So let’s go and see what happens…