Monday, February 28, 2011

First time blogging

So, I'm not sure how this really works or if anyone will even see it, but I am giving it a shot anyway.  I have decided to start a blog about pursuing my dream of becoming a published author.  I've always prided myself on leading by example and as a high school English teacher, I spout "follow your dreams" all the time.  It's time that I do the same.  In the last five years, I have written three full length novels.  The first, I threw away...it was garbage metaphorically and literally.  The second, I still love, but it's sitting on my desktop marinating until I can make it better.  Now, I have completed my third, which I really feel is the best I've ever written.  Did I mention I majored in Creative Writing and have written dozens of short stories?  No, I didn't.  Anyway, this is my blog.  My intent is to survive the trail of rejection I must travel down to get published.  I know I must grow a thick skin to take the no's and the "this is an extremely subjective business", but I have faith that there will be one.  And after all, it only takes one.  So, enjoy my journey with me.  :) Have a great night!