Kicking off the Wordsmith Studio 1 yr. Anniversay Celebration!
Last April Fool’s day Robert Lee Brewer, author, writer,
editor at Writer's Digest, poet laureate of the blogosphere, and blogger extraordinaire, set forth a challenge for budding, and experienced writers
alike. He believes that one of the most important tools for a writer trying to find success in today's media environment is a strong platform. He wanted to help create a supportive framework that helps writers challenge themselves.
The Wordsmith community of writers that sprang up after that month would make him proud, I think.
For all sorts of reasons, tied mostly to my personal life, I’ve sadly not been a very active member of the group, yet I have somehow managed to do so much since then.
I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement and support friends and,
especially, another person who went through the challenge, my “Drill Sergeant”
Amanda Socci, The Creative Idea Gal.
I still considered my pet blogging that of a “hobbyist”, a year ago, but since then my outlook has changed.
I am more than a guy who has a decade long history of cat blogging; I am a writer, a real honest to God writer. I have more than 4500 blog posts, from 4 kinds of blogs (2 still active); Poetry, stories, humor, opinion, travelogues, reviews, journalism, and more.
With little feedback to show for all that I have written, I have no real idea how many people have read my material and what they think of most of it, but I have not let that little detail keep me from producing, and reaching out to share what I have done.
Unemployed since Sept. 2010 and, after recovering from a broken ankle, I decided last summer that a move from California to Texas, to start fresh,
personally, job-wise, and creatively, was the thing to do, and have been in Houston since September.