It is not my intent to deflect or reject viewers or supporters, but rather to draw attention and bring awareness to this issue.
My Problem is that it is an ugly, disgusting issue, one which no-one wants to see or to hear about even though it is very real. Unfortunately it is not difficult to come up with subjects or subject matter.
It is however, a very tough subject emotionally for me, so therefore, I find it hard to write with any flare or objectiveness that might draw in followers, spark change and maybe even save just one life.
I have tried to present just the facts, cases, statistics, ect. Now it needs some love and some life.
Hi Lynne, we have a lot in common! I'm pretty sure I have dysgraphia as well as dylexia. I almost quit writing a million and one times over it. I must say I couldn't tell in your profile bio though. Your writing looked solid. I'm so happy to meet you. You know what its like to obsess over a sentence for an hour! We'll have to chat some time.
Yes. Thanks for your comment. Much appreciated. After I posted that, I read another writer's opinion that trying to do signing events was a waste of time. She referred to LA market where there are many unknowns doing events, but only celebrity writers had a response and a boost. You may have read that. I believe her focus was on social net marketing. Thanks again. Tim
Thanks for your honesty! I am a journalist by trade so now I want to hear more...was there anything special that helped you through treatment? Music? A special soft blanket you loved crawling under when you got home? And again,this is only if you WANT to share. I'm hoping to generate some unique honest stories from women to share with other women. Please feel free to pass Cancer Be Glammed on to other women (and men) if you think it would help them!
I am a fellow SheWrites member, and I do some professional writing. I was wondering if you journaled at all during your treatment and if it helped you. I thought maybe, if you did journal, you'd want to talk about the experience and the benefits and we could have you guest post on the site I write for, Cancer Be Glammed. You can find them online at http://www.cancerbeglammed.com and they are on Facebook and Twitter, too. It's a great site and business started by two amazing women. No need to reply if you're not interested, not trying to be pushy, just always looking for a chance to help other women get through a challenging time.
Lynne, you are a smart woman. I doubt I would have started a blog if not for the 'suggested guidelines' for first time novel writers. It's a time suck for sure, but on the other hand, which I learned along the way, it's a wonderful place for the writer to try out new voices and play. I try to limit my reading and commenting so I don't go bonkers. It's a lot. Love your blog name, perfect!
Lynne, thank you for adding me. My first novel is coming out this Friday!! I have won NaNo several times and have the completed novels waiting to be revised. This first novel is a YA called If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor and it is published as an e-book by MuseItUp Publishing.
Please join me on my blog for my Book Party on Friday:
Lynne, you are such an inspiration to each of us in many different ways. Keep on putting your words out there and we will listen and read. We all have traveled many roads to get here, but we're making it, and that is what's most important. kudos to you and to all of us late bloomers. augie
Lynne, Welcome to the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!
Thank you for joining my group Blooming Late and being member number 100! Wish I had a prize to give you but sorry only this greeting.
I read your profile and no worries, I havn't gotten much to put into those boxes either. But we will soon enough. :)
Please introduce yourlsef to the group in our Kicking It Off discussion and then let us know your writing goals.We have a great group of gals here in varying levels of thier writing careers that are just wonderful sources of support, encouragment and inspiration for your own writing.
Congrats on getting a good prognosis, my husband has stage 4 lung so I can sort of relate, he has been beating it now since Nov.09 when he only had weeks to live when he walked through the doors. Glad you are through the worst of it and all.
You might want to check out the Resources discussion as well for how to get started with you writers platform if you don't have a writers blog or anything yet. I wrote and article that might be helpful on that as well, it's listed in there.
Anything I can do to help, let me know and I'm very glad you are here.
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