|On March 1st, 2002, I signed up with Writing.com. A couple of months later I became a
and I was thrilled. I felt like one of the chosen. I've accumulated 339 items
since I've been here. I've had 4,152 visits to my portfolio! WOW! Amazing!! That is
something to celebrate, and today is exactly five years since I signed in as a writer! How
far I've come, since just yesterday it seems, 'ya know?
Since a couple of my WDC BDs slipped by with no fanfare, I thought I'd celebrate this one. Join in! I'm half a decade here, and I think it shows. At Writing.com you don't get wrinkles with age; you get pages and pages of your own portfolio. I never would have kept up with all of my writing if I weren't posting it here. My raw writing skilll and my understanding of what writing is supposed to do has grown so much since I signed in as a black case with potential.. It really is an encouraging and humbling thing to have a birthday here. Sometimes, one needs to sit back and gloat over progress toward a goal, don't you think?
I'm sporadic about reading and rating, but I've read so many extraordinary narratives, and many thought provoking poems, and I like the funny stuff and the serious stuff too. I by no means know everyone, but I'm familiar with a lot of handles. And I'm proud to know ya all! There are other writing communities out there but Writing.com is home sweet home to me.
I started with my poem "Circus Circuits". I have written more poetry, short stories, novellas, editorials, entertainment reviews, I've written about writing, and now I'm even getting paid to write academic papers at DueNow.com. I always wanted to be a writer, and after being a member of this community for five years, and collecting 338 items in my portfolio, I can confidently say I AM A WRITER! It feels good to say it, and it feels good to do it.
I'm soliciting Writing.com special remembrances for this day marking five years of forward progress in getting published. I'm either there, or very close--I can feel it in my toes The encouragement and constructive comments I've shared with other members, since the beginning, has always brightened my day and put a smile on my face.
Would you help me celebrate, and send me a note, or a picture, or your favorite poem, or quote, or a link to one of your items, or a link to one of your picts, or your sig, or something . . . since I was born way before computers I lack the intuittion to make them create cool stuff. I receive it real gratefully though.
What would be really fantastic would be in you could help me with summer sunflower don't-mow-this-area spot. I call it a wildlife stand. I'm planning to mark it off in my back yard for the first time since I moved to the new casa. It will be a wild bird habitat, and I'll have feathered friends and bees viisting me for sure.
If you were able to send me a small handful of seeds (maybe a packet for simplicity) I'd love to have growing flowers from all over. I realize it's a lot to ask, but they say if you don't ask for it, you're probably not going to get it. If you send me seeds, I'll promise to send you a picture of what I'm able to grow. In the past, my yard has been recognized as a "wildlife habitat". It's because the birds and bees like my sunflowers
My address is:
PO Box 595635
Dallas, TX 595635-5635
. . .May your good karma return and make you smile for a mile. . . .
I will greatly appreciate and cherish every remembrance I receive. Thank you so much for being here, and helping me, and sometimes letting me help you too. Let's do it at least another 5 years, what do you say?
Long live Writing.com!
ps. If you'd like to pick something I've written to read and give me a review on, that would be fantastic too! God bless you, every single one.
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Workshop, Workshop, Workshop
Each month you can receive prompts of your choosing from the UUW (Ultimate Writers Workshop). Big Mike has regenerated the group into a second generation, so to speak, and we're just getting started--meaning you haven't missed much yet). It's a great group to join for challenges, encouragement and information that makes you a better writer--maybe even a better person.
Check out the offerings:
I'm one of the workshop leaders, and I'd be happy to have you join us. No pressure--go at your own pace, and share as you like. "Believable Fiction" is being taken from a Writer's Digest
book. Each month I summarize a chapter, and give prompts for you to improve your use of details--details--details. My workshop for this month is at this link:
"Believable Fiction Workshop 2
This is the book we're borrowing from. You need not purchase it, unless you're a pack rat for owning writing books, like I am. It's available through Amazon and the Writer's Digest web site.
Be good to yourself today. Eat some ice cream
Give yourself a pat on the back for your determination, and taking all those little steps that add up over time
Dreams do come true . . .it will happen for Y O U ! B E L I E V E . . . .