July 5, 2012
I want to learn the process of writing, meet with like-minded people, learn the best way to become published. I want to be able to share what I write & recieve constructive critiquing. I have two different ideas for books that I have started. I also always have many ideas running around my head for short magazine articles but I just haven't pushed myself out there. There have recently been many windows of opportunity opening up to me that I can no longer ignore. The time for me to become active is now. I loved my attendance at the the July 3rd meeting. I was fascinated by the wide varieity of people & genres that were presented. I don't know what I thought other writers would be like but I found that they were just like me, just everyday people. I know that I will learn practicle information, recieve the stimulation that I need to write, & support in the different areas of publishing, graphics, & new friends.
Progression in my writing. Learning that rejection is the route to learning & stamina to continue to do what I love with my writing. I want to learn to focus on one thing at a time & complete the writing. I have been a multitasker for so long that it is difficult to finish any one thing. My desire is to be able to present progressive writings for one of my books each month & learn what is needed to get this work completed & into the hands of people who need my expertise. I often think outside of the box where I find many people just scratching their heads to figure out how I have come to my conclusions. I am a forward thinking person. So having to write something each month will keep me on track in the present & keep me moving forward to a new future in writing.
Procrastination is a terrible thing. I also have a heavy work schedule that I am now decreasing so I will have more time to devote to writing. I often will awake with the most amazing stories in my head but then I rushing to get off to work or some appointment somewhere. A fear of continual rejection is another thing that holds me back. I know the world of writing is very competitive. I believe that I have a special nitch. I need that kick in the pants to move forward & be able to risk the rejection knowing that it is okay. I also need to learn the organization of how to formulate my writing. Do I have to have the chapter titles first then write the chapter or do I write the chapter itself first then the title? I feel that I am close to my goals & with the help of this group I will accomplish my goals to be a published writer.
My first book for widows/widowers is a practical "help" book. It will be the things people never tell ahead of time or you find out yourself the hard way. My second book is more of a science fiction, hero, action genre. My first book would probably land in the "help yourself" section. My second book would land in the science fiction aisles. I would also like to write magazine or newpaper articles on the importance of breastfeeding to the survival of the human race. I am working on my private lactation business website where I want to start a blog to get women & healthcare professionals talking about the positivity of breastfeeding to weed out the negatvity of breastfeeding.
In the past I have written two articles for the hospital nurses' network newsletter. I have also written three different types of patient information sheets that of in use now. I will be writing an information piece to go in the Hillcrest Nurses' newsletter & the Mother/Baby newsletter regarding breastfeeding techniques. I want to have my books & articles published when I finish writing them. Yes, I have considered self-publishing. these are the areas where I need help.
I'm a registered nurse working as the Outpatient Lactation Consultant for University Hospital. My specialty alllows me to meet a variety of people of all races, creeds, colors, & nationalities. My desire is to share my stories of life with others.
Always very informative about all aspects of writing.