Climbing Back in the Saddle
Here I am...again...in the blogosphere, something I said I'd "never" do, return to blogging. I blogged a few years ago but gave it up to devote more time to
chauffeuring my kids around actual writing. I feel blogging can be such a time suck, but I've learned it's something that has to be done if you're an unknown/struggling writer who wants to garner attention. I attended a writer's conference recently, (sponsored by the organization of which I'm a member, Women Who Write, here in NJ) and one of the first questions an agent asked of me was, "Do you have a blog?" Gosh, how I wished I'd continued blogging and grown my list of followers. That would have held some water with that agent. It might have made her the least bit interested in reading more of my memoir even if she's a twenty-something size negative 2 not really my target audience. Oh well. No looking back and living with regrets. Moving on....
Anyway, thus the title of my blog. I'm still a bit reluctant to start blogging again because I'm working hard on two projects at the moment and I don't want to lose time or motivation on either one. I'm, however, trying to focus on the positive aspects of blogging: building a platform and establishing a presence on the Internet, drawing attention to my writing and most importantly, connecting with other writers worldwide. That is something I've missed these past few years. As the writers out there know, it can be a lonely existence just sitting in our offices, pounding the keyboard with no guarantee of publication. It's nice to identify with others who may be in the same boat.
In addition to writing, I hope to connect with others on social, women's, motherhood and food issues. I've been seeing an eating disorders therapist for the past few months as well as working with a registered dietician to get a handle on my food addiction and emotional eating problems. I've learned a lot and look forward to sharing this education with others who may be struggling with similar matters.
Ok, that's enough for now. I've got to get to the "work" of blogging---trolling the Internet in an effort to get others to visit me in my little corner of the world. For anyone who's reading this, thank you for stopping by!