Night Talk

N – It’s blog time. This nightly blog is becoming a habit, a good one. In fact, with this blog I’ve completed one hundred posts!stars-th

So, how did I end up blogging in the first place?

Several years ago I attended a course for writers given by a literary agency. I had promised myself I would NOT start attending conferences, spending tons of money I don’t have to listen to agents and authors talk about themselves. But, a friend persuaded me to go, and fifty bucks later there I was, crammed in a tiny room in a local synagogue basement.

It was an amazing two hours. The advice was invaluable. I asked about internet presence, and the agent said I absolutely needed at least a blog and preferably a website. That information alone was worth my hard-earned money.

Blogging has been a tremendous source of joy for me. Many writers and artists are solitary creatures, and a blog forces me to communicate. It opens an incredible world of creativity, opinion, and some really gorgeous travel photos. Blogging offers such a wealth of beauty and information, I’m proud to be part of it – albeit in a small way. I’ve made new friends all over the world, I’ve been amazed and charmed,  annoyed and offended. But never bored.

And the nameless agent who inspired my blog? She has the honor of being the first agent to reject my novel query! I don’t hold it against her, though. She opened a fabulous world of information for me, and I’ll always appreciate it.

And, she was the first dent in my new car. What a relief that’s over. 1206561194340298058Chrisdesign_Future_car_svg_thumbWho or what inspired your first blog?

8 thoughts on “Night Talk”

  1. Congratulations on your 100 posts!

    I’m not sure what prompted me to start blogging initially. At first I had a Google blogger blog but moved over to WordPress last year – which I’m so pleased with. I am glad I started though, blogging has been a wonderful experience. A little time consuming, but great. I get to find great blogs like this 🙂

  2. You are making the most of your blog time. I call this system “Each one teach one.” Pass on your reflections and insights, so someone can get to base.

  3. Let’s hear it for one hundred posts! Congrats! 🙂 And now that you have the first rejection out of the way, I think you’re ready to call yourself a real writer. Keep plugging away!

    I kind of stumbled into WordPress, and found it was great fun to put together a place to write my thoughts, collect my favorite images and chart my progress. I wasn’t really concerned whether or not anyone would read it, and for a while no one did!
    Once people started coming by, and following me even, blogging has been a great way to overcome my insecurities about people reading my stuff. I realize that blogging under an anonymous blog name won’t gain me any Internet favor, but I suppose I’ll tackle that when the time comes.
    Meanwhile, I’m having a blast!

  4. Congratulations on the 100!

    I too am thankful for blogging for the reasons you state. I kind of stumbled into blogging via an Amazon discussion thread and it’s been an amazing experience for my last 3 1/2 years.

    Great punchline to your story, though it would have been nice if the agent had accepted you and your car hadn’t been damaged.

    Here’s to your next 100 posts!

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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