Yesterday, my friend and creative drill sergeant, Amanda Socci, the Creative Idea Gal, blogger at Write Non-Fiction in November, and published book author to someday be, left a pair of comments on this blog:
This is my attenpt at answering her....
Thank you, Amanda.
About action, I know, my friend.
My spirit has kept me creating for these 3 years, kept me going through injuries and surgeries, an unending stream of medical appointments, unemployment, a move, and steadily dwindling financial resources.
It has led me to do many things I've never done before, from submitting poetry, participating in unique and challenging writing events on my blogs, getting an essay published in the local paper, attending a bloggers conference, a poetry workshop, being accepted into a writers' association, and meeting encouraging new friends, including yourself.
It has led me to think about actually publishing my writings in new venues.
I have not had a chance to work on the table of contents, I am ashamed to say.
My hesitation? Rooted in a past I’ve found ways to get past, since becoming a blogger in 2002, rooted in being a loner who found excuses to let my work schedule, my worry about medical issues and unemployment, and my inexperience with new technology and the doubts that not having many readers brings, hold me back.