An author once said, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot…reading is the creative center of a writer’s life…you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.” So as I continue on my writing journey this year, I am thankful to the many authors who have swept me away with their words over the years. I am also reminded of a wonderful Dr. Seuss quote:
“The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you’ll go.”
My last year was filled with reading, writing, editing, and of course learning. I had the pleasure of ghostwriting hundreds of articles, penned plenty of personal pieces, and I continue my adventures in editing copy and drafting various pieces of copy for both the online and print worlds. A quick recap indicates that over 130 ghostwritten articles, 30 features pieces, 30 plus general articles, 20 or so newsletter snippets, a collection of columns, numerous press releases and a host of other writings found their way into print this past year. In the past couple of years, I have been fortunate to have pieces published across a good portion of the US.
I continue to dream about loftier goals such as hardback novels and really glossy paper! As another writer once said, “The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.” Here is to finding the wings to fly this year …
As always, I know there are many reasons to visit a writer’s website and I sincerely hope you find what you seek. Of course, it goes without saying – websites, like unpublished manuscripts are a work in progress. If you are looking for something that is not here, please feel free to drop me a note.