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.”
2013 was a fabulous year of reading, writing, of course, learning. I had the pleasure of ghostwriting hundreds of articles, penned plenty of personal pieces and continued to write and edit print and online copy. 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 Of course, it goes without saying – websites, like unpublished manuscripts are a work in progress.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.