Elsewhere Online, has a drop down menu. There you will find links to pieces I have published, as the title implies, elsewhere online. I usually post when I have a new piece go up somewhere, but if you miss that, the above menu will guide you. Yesterday, I had a piece published here. Go read it! Let me know what you think.
Reviews also has a drop down. Some of the links therein will guide you to categories within this site, while others take you to sites for which I have done writing.
Both of these menus will expand.
Currently, Be My Guest simply leads to a page inviting guest writers to query. It is my intention to expand this menu to include a list of guest bloggers. So to read Ed Cook’s posts, you would simply need to hover over the menu and then click on his name.
At some point, there will be a link to my personal URL (which is still very much under construction, and so a little messy), I am working on links to retreats I am organizing, my CV will be there, along with links to groups with whom I have affiliations. I’d like to get a chat, and possibly a forum going there. I’d like to make the experience between the two sites seamless. And then have them match my Facebook, my Author page, my LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+. It just seems endless!
I had considered moving the blog to the other site, but have decided against that. In January 2011, I created this blog. It started out with three dedicated readers, and now has an average of 448 per post. My goal is 1000 dedicated readers per post – so tell your friends, tell your enemies! “Like” my Facebook Author page (there’s a button right here, scroll down and look to the right). If you read something here that you like, tell your friends, repost the link, tweet it!
Writers, myself included, are generally shy people. It’s hard to put one’s self out there; to speak from the heart. With passion. Every post invites rejection (and believe me writers get more than their share of that!). But those of us who want to publish in magazines and books blog. We depend on a consistent readership to help support the dream of a book on a shelf somewhere… A light at the end of the tunnel.
I often hear (read) that what I post is the high point of your day – a moment to laugh in the morning before you take on the world. That always strikes me as funny, because my readers are my high points, my light at the end of the tunnel.
So look to the right, click on “like” and go tell your friends! That way, when I get that book deal, you can say, I knew her when…