I set this blog up four years ago as Coming Down the Mountain: From Reclusive Writer to Published Author. Because that's what I was. I'd been hiding in my upstairs room like Emily Dickinson, and it was time to come down from the mountain and into the world.
My first book surprised friends and neighbors because they didn't even know I was writing. When my second was released, I decided to escape my reclusive shell and go online.
The blog went through various transitions, from practically anonymous to having my full name on it, which to me never felt right for this particular site. So I've changed the title back to what it was originally, because it's always been about the writer's journey.
It is my story of how I went from reclusive writer to published author. Which is every writer's story once you get that first idea-- how you take the idea from its hidden place to shape and polish and then finally share with the world, no matter how small that world might be.
And as you do so, you leave the isolation of creation to put your work out there, hoping that someone somewhere finds it worth the time to read through to the very last page and be glad they did. Because that is who you are writing for.
I also like to share the stories of others-- how you went from reclusive writer to published author. If you're interested in doing a guest post, please email me!
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf