Old Moon

Friday, October 24, 2008

Who and Why

When posting here, I always wonder about a few things:
Will anyone read this? Who will read this?
What makes someone check out this blog?

After more than half a year at it, I still feel at a loss as to what to put here so that a return reader or one who stumbles on the site will think the visit was worth the time.

In a recent post, I mentioned relatively meaningless prizes. Now I have another to report, and it made me feel a lot better than the last one. A short story I submitted to the North Carolina Senior Games Silver Arts division won me a gold medal. Without any notion of how numerous the entries were or who the judge(es) was or were, I still feel some satisfaction. The regional medal didn't do much for my ego, but the state one has.

1 comment:

Glenda said...

I think, as writers, we feel a need to be validated in some way. We need to feel good about calling ourselves writers, and winning the award from the state organization is important enough to make you feel validated. I think having a book published by a reputable publisher would be validation for me. You have that, Joan.
As for what to post on your blog, why don't you tell us how you came to be a writer and why you write. Give us some idea of how you came to write a novel and how you found a publisher. Many writers look to published writers for advice on how to write a novel and how to have it published.