I've written several good stories for the pre-school age group. I don't know that they are anything better than good, but I enjoyed my course through ICL and my instructor was a very positive and helpful influence. I also found the group at Writer's Retreat and learned a wealth of information in a short amount of time. I recommend any writing forums for beginning writers!
Some Links: Absolute Write Water Cooler.
Writer's Digest (includes a forum to meet and other writers)
I started blogging on myspace. Only, I wrote fiction. I started a story and would post additions to it each evening. That was fun, but then found out it might not have been so wise....So, I started blogging in the sense of stretching my wings on my ideas and beliefs and journeys as a writer. (I swear I have a point...okay...maybe I don't)
I went over those posts today and came to a couple of conclusions:
- I spent way too much time wishing, moaning, whining, daydreaming about the fact that I gave up writing when I was young and stupid.
- I realized I'm still stupid.
- I began with high hopes and fleeting conversations about the day we would go to Disneyland.
- I had to hit rock bottom before finding my balance and realizing my true love of writing.
- Damn, I am still that seventeen year old. Learn it all the hard way.
My other point in all of this is that I'm going to dedicate Sundays to revisiting my blog posts, stories, etc.. and post some of them here to share all my misery and joy. Most of all, to share my growth. To let beginners know that it is hard, it is long, it's not Disneyland, but if you really love it, you will persevere.
"Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you're doing, you will be successful." ~Albert Schweitzer
Oh-and since it's Random Day (not like every other day) What are the labels for at the bottom of our postings? Is this important? Should I have not stopped ignoring it? Anyone that wants to clue me in would be forever appreciated. Good prize, eh? (uhm, can you tell I figured out some other stuff??)