Tuesday 17 May 2011

My First Blog

Hi!  I am excited to be writing my first blog today.  Thank you, Karen, for helping me set up my blogspot.  I look forward to making entries every week.  Firstly, I am hoping my blog will give me the self-discipline I need to write.  Secondly, I am hoping it will be a good forum to showcase my writing.  Thirdly, I believe my blog will be a good way to network with other writers. 

I have always loved to write.  When I was a little girl, I started by writing poetry and kept a little scrapbook of my work.  I won first prize at the Caledonia Fair for the story I submitted in Grade 4.  Then in high school, I started writing essays.  In university, I wrote many more essays, usually in French, since that was my major.  Once I started teaching fulltime, I got away from writing.  Then, when my little girl turned 2, I decided to take an online college writing course and I loved it!  I spent 14 weeks writing poetry and ended up with a portfolio of 30 poems.  I won first prize in a haiku contest for a poem I wrote about my daughter called "My Blue-Eyed Beauty".  For the next three summers, I took more writing courses.  I was hooked.  In the meantime, I joined a writing group through my church.  We meet once a month and share ideas and critique each other's work.  Last summer, I took a week-long writing workshop with Marsha Skrypuch, a Brantford author, aimed at publication.  Yes, I have had an article published in the Brantford Expositor about adoption in 1997.  My poems have also been published in three different poetry anthologies.  However, I have never had a book published and that is my ultimate goal. 

I think of the Scripture verse "Delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart."  I will persevere.

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1 comment:

  1. Good job Linda! I look forward to traveling on the road to publication with you! Happy writing. :)