Samantha, I'll take any greeting I get! Thanks for friending me. I look forward to knowing more about you and sharing writing stories and advice or woes. I'm working on a novel, my fifth, having published a couple as e books, and I've discovered that I love the writing part, dislike intensely the marketing part, and therefore will never get rich or famous. But at this point in my life, that isn't my goal anymore, if it ever was.
Hi, Samantha - thanks so much for the lovely welcome! I'm not only a late bloomer but a slow starter, so forgive me if I'm not too active right away - I like to mosey around and poke my nose in stuff to get a sense of things. I also am working on my time management skills and trying to figure out how to fit in all the important things (it seems there are long phases of only the "urgent" things getting my attention - you know what I mean, I'm sure). :-)
Hi, Samantha. Thanks for "friending" me. I look forward to corresponding with you. I've never run a group before, so I could use some advice to say the least. I have no idea how it works. I also want you to know that I appreciate so much that you started this group. I understand getting caught up in something else, it's very understandable. But this is your brain-child, so if you would like to, we can be co-group leaders, so that your name stays on it. I wouldn't expect anything but advice if you have it. It will be an honor to work with you.
Hi Samantha, thank you so very very much for your wonderful advice! I shall bear it in mind, in fact I think I may use it as the basis of a future blog post, if that's ok? I think I need to do some research into this whole platform business and I definitely need to learn how to use facebook (i'm listed there under Edith Lyons - the older children insisted that I use my maiden name. Apparently its just soooo embaressing to have your mom on facebook!! :-) As for twitter..... Baby steps...!!! Thanks for explaining why authors and wannabe authors need to keep a blog. You have cleared that up for me, and now I understand that it isn't actually a choice. Throws a whole new light on it all! xxx
Hi Samantha, thank you for your lovely introduction. Goodness this certainly seems to be a vibrant and busy group. Wonderful! It may take me a while to find my way around and especially to learn how to use facebook and twitter. I have been reading a little here and there on how writers use them to raise their web profile but so far am uncertain about whether or not I want to do that. At the moment I am a quiet, invisible writer, apart from my book reviews found online and also more recently in 'Calyx'. Still I am only learning and am realizing that I have so very much to learn and understand. Forinstance I do not have a writing blog, and while part of me would like to figure out how to explore this form of writing, another part is afraid of putting myself 'out there'! I would appreciate it though if you could point me to some resources which might teach me or show me how to begin blogging. Setting up a blog page is relatively easy. Its what to do next and what to write about that perplexes me! Also how doing such is useful to the writer and the development of the writing life. Eg in what ways is writing for a blog different from keeping say a journal, apart that is from visibility? Can you offer reasons why someone like me might choose to maintain a regular blog? Actually this might be a great question to throw out to the group!
Thank you for your kind introduction and your interest. It certainly feels like 'home' here!
Thanks for the nice welcome, Samantha. Sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog. We lost our 2 yr old pup to bone cancer in January. It was very hard, but she had a great (if way too short) life and taught us a lot about enjoying TODAY. I'm sorry to hear your husband is going through chemo. Hope he is hanging in there and kicking some cancer butt.
Thanks for starting the BL group. So many great ways to connect. Started liking/following a lot of the lovely ladies here. So many! Will work my way through slowly. Looking forward to getting to know/networking with everyone here.
Samantha, thank you for the very welcoming message that you sent through to me. This sounds like so much fun. Are you really over 40, you are so lovely you look about 20. I look forward to chatting on a variety of media outlets.
I'm in the throes of a deadline and your group, Late Bloomers, is apparently a very active one. I may have bitten off more than I can chew at the moment so please forgive me if you don't see me in the group right now, posting, responding, and participating.
My Facebook isn't readily accessible by a simple search. However, you can access it via the Chico Writers Group page as I'm the page (and group's) founder.
Ah, the Accurate Auto saga. That was a couple years back. Kathie Writes is my ::cough, cough:: more current blog and I would love for some feedback on the short bits I've written and posted there. That whole ordeal with those swindlers was settled via their warranty maker. Not exactly in the sum I was looking for, but better than what they originally offered. Done, over with, I'm moving on. It's interesting to hear an outside perspective, though, especially with the writing slant put on it. I try to be articulate and am glad to hear I was. Ordinarily I run at the mouth when I'm that upset and not always, so I'm told, cohesively.
I have three new online critiquers I'm juggling right now which is relatively new to me. They're pushing me to churn out these chapters and keep to my self-imposed deadline. Once I get past this, then you'll most likely see me around.
Hi Samantha! I meant to reply earlier but have been really busy as I know you can relate. How are you? I'm heading over to the group now. Thanks for all the help and suggestions. Its been great meeting you. :)
Just was thinking about you and hoping all is well. Finished editing a chapter in my memoir and waiting for another sermon to come in - I do one a week when possible - about four hours of typing for closed captioning. Two of my kids are home from college, and it is fun to see them. Praying for you.
Hi Samantha, thanks for your lovely comment, and so nice to meet you and I love She Writes!;) I wanted to ask you something that I'm wondering about, is there seems to be no visable (clear)section where everyone can click onto for blogs, meaning, a section where others can read each others blog when posted....just yesterday I wrote a blog here, and it was showing on the right side of my computer on She Writes, but there was no actual place on She Writes where it was being shown that I could see...meaning a blog section where everyone can read each others blog...I am wondering if She Writes is going to make it easier for everyone to view (showcase) each others blog!;) Maybe I'm not seeing the section yet because I'm a newbie!;) Thanks so much for inquiring about what I do!;) ShamanNumerology is different than straight numerology as it combines totally different ways to get number patterns, meaning most (if not all) numerologists don't decode the names of the numbers, I do, also most (all)numerologists don't count zero, I do! In counting zero you open up all the connections that aren't being found...!;) I had a download from source when I was 47 on how to do it, I followed it, and it totally opened everything up....it's totally different in that it opens up different worlds, different dimensions..(Shamanism!;) Right now for Counseling I charge 25.00 an hour on Skype for counseling and working with ShamanNumerology., I work VERY deeply with numbers/words/feelings/dreams, as a way to help guide you to what you need/want!;) Also, I am looking to self publish my book this year....it is going to be very beautiful/spiritual...( I am an artist as well, and am currently painting all the pictures in my book...!!) I will definately friend everyone...and connect up with everyone on facebook! I am looking forward to making lots of friends on She Writes!;) Blessings, and Namaste!;)