I started blogging, because I wanted to write. In fact I was writing already, and blogging appeared to be a new - convenient and fun - way of organizing and storing my writing, playing with formatting, and so on. Of course I wanted to reach out, and find people who’d relate to my words, find my Reader.
I tend to lean toward prose, poetic prose in particular. I enjoy writing personal essays and short stories. I envision a book for children, a middle grade novel (the book is not much more than an idea at this point, however, I’ve already written a number of chapters, and even made an online ‘pledge’ to finish the first draft by January 2013.) My current obsession with poetry came as a complete surprise to me. I was reading an issue of Writer’s Digest once, and saw a reference in small print to a poetic blog called Poetic Asides. I decided to check it out, and was instantaneously hooked. The talent I found there was overwhelming. The people were very welcoming and supportive. It was a whole poetic world, a Planet of Poetry in the cyberspace. Then Poetic Asides led me to Poetic Bloomings, and I fell in love. Then at Poetic Bloomings I ‘met’ Margo Roby, and was so happy to discover her Wordgathering…and the chain reaction goes on and on.
I’ve been writing like there’s no tomorrow. And I intend to continue. I will try to write better, though, edit more. I won’t rush. I’ll pause, think, write, leave, wait, come back, edit…and then I’ll post. Something like that. So, if it’s Monday, it’s time for
That means both, my poetry, and prose – also a poetic endeavor. I’ve tasted the sweet perils of writing: my sanity’s endangered, but I love every minute of it. Beware of the poetic attempts of the Amateur: you never know what might happen…you might even enjoy them!
Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur
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