Archive for May, 2011

Random Thoughts: Why I Started Blogging

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
By , @Writing2Day

Ok, so I’ve been asking myself why I started blogging?  The short answer, to make a commitment to myself to write something every day.  When I was in highschool I had a dream to become a novelist.  I’ve always loved to read and writing just seemed to follow.  I’m the type of person who tells myself a story every night while lying in bed waiting for sleep to come.

Some nights I don’t get very far in the story.  And, I might think of that same story for weeks or even months.  The point is, there have always been stories floating around in my brain.  In my early twenties, I plugged along on my first novel quite diligently.  Talk about feeling like you’re from the stone age.  I started that novel on a typewriter style word processor and saved it to floppy disks.  I thought I was in heaven with that word processor!  I made it through nine chapters (actually finished that 9th chapter the night before my daughter was born).  Therein lies the problem.  My daughter is now twenty years old and those nine chapters have sat all this time.

Maybe it’s a midlife crisis but somehow those chapters started calling my name again.  I live in a very small town in the middle of a bunch of cornfields and I’ve been trying to think of some new career direction to take.  There aren’t many job opportunities here and the skills I have as an ecommerce store owner and web designer are not highly in demand in rural America.  As I was surfing the web looking for opportunities, my dusty, old novel popped into my head and I started thinking about it.  Then, as fate would have it, another aspiring writer came into the variety store where I work.  We struck up a conversation about our writing and she emailed me some free programs for writers.  That was all it took to light the fire under smoldering twigs in my brain.

So now I am busy retyping my novel so that I can get back into the story better.  I am hoping this blog will help me keep that commitment to writing every day, no matter how long or short.  And, get me used to expressing my thoughts in words again.  I think we can definitely fall out of practice but that need and talent for self expression through the written word never leaves us.  I am glad that the dream has never left me, either.

Bring Back "Human Target"

Monday, May 30th, 2011

By , @Writing2Day

It’s a sad day.  I just found out Fox has cancelled “Human Target.”  Now I realize this show was not earth shattering or totally awesome, but it was just downright fun tv.  I thought it was a really good mix of action, humor, and a little romance brewing.  Both my husband and I thought it was a really enjoyable show.  On a personal note, what woman wouldn’t enjoy watching Christopher Chance (played by Mark Valley) for an hour?  I have to wonder what new reality show will replace it.  If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m sick and tired of all the reality tv copycats.  Let’s get back to some good tv writing, whether it’s drama, comedy or action.  Here’s hoping Fox changes their mind or another network picks up the series.