So, looking back at my first three posts, I realized something disturbing. They were all about me!
A friend once told me that writers inherently have big egos. Otherwise, how could we ever think other people would spend precious time and money to read words that we’ve written? That may be true...
As any writer does, I like to think that the stories I’m telling will be enjoyed by others, but I don’t have ego enough to expect you’ll just keep coming back to my blog to hear me talk about myself week after week...how dull! I really want this blog to be more about YOU! I want people who stumble across this page to get something from it. But what?
Here’s where I run into a snag. I’m not an industry professional, so I have no great insights for you. I’m not a historian who can offer you fabulous new tidbits about life in olden times. I used to come across interesting info in my readings/research that I could have shared, but now I have a young child at home—there is NO extraneous reading anymore and the only places I go these days are playdates and critique group (also known as writers’ playdates).
So what could I possibly offer you?
Hmmm...I’m not sure, exactly. Which is why I named this blog “Hodgepodge.” You’ll get a mix of things: snippets along my journey to publication, a book review here and there, interesting stuff I pick-up about history, writing craft tips I glean, life lessons I learn from my toddler, recipes (I put my Chemistry degree to work in the kitchen!), as well as any finds in movies, books, or music I might come across when I have the time. And I’m sure to throw in the occasional reflection on my life.
Still don’t know what you’ll get from my blog? Me either, precisely. I imagine it will evolve. I’m expecting the craft of blogging to be a bit like writing--the more you do it, the better you get at it! I hope you’ll give me a little rope and stick around to see what this ‘hodgepodge” becomes...
Up next week? Writing Craft - a blog about Scenes with Purpose.
What would YOU like to see more of?