When I returned to writing after 20 years of silence, there were many new things for me to learn. One of them was how to create this blog. Not being a technical minded person, it took me a few days to figure things out...actually I accidently hit the wrong key on my keyboard and it somehow instantly gave me an account on Blogger so I thought what the heck? (True story)
I thought about the fact that it was a new point in my life, in my writing "career" so I chose New Beginnings as my blog name. I wanted to offer some encouragement to my fellow newbies by maybe reminding them about things "writerly" as they travel their own writer's path.
I wanted to display a distinct voice so I could be heard among all the other wonderful blogs out there. But I also wanted to strike a balance between being loud and being obnoxious. It's the same with writing stories. Finding that curious balance of creating something somewhere between wonderful and whatever.
I started getting followers and people started commenting on the fact that my daily posts were both helpful and encouraging. I was proud to be part of a writing community that helped to lift each other's spirits and cheered them on through either good or bad times.
I realized that I was indeed ON THE WRITE TRACK and decided to change my blog name. I think it suits me. I'm kinda like that little engine that thought he could make it up that hill despite any obstacles which lay before him.
Slow steps at first. Getting help along the way from new friends from the writing community. So much knowledge to soak in, so many bonds to form and people to cheer for along my own path to publication. But again, I must be ON THE WRITE TRACK, because I can feel myself picking up speed. Like that little engine, I just keep saying to myself, "I know I can, I know I can, I know I can!"
So what's in a name? Everything! I am a writer, I am a blogger, I am a creator of magic on paper and there is no one else quite like me. Except for maybe YOU! Wear that name of writer proudly. Shout it out loudly that what you do is as important as anyone else's career. Maybe more so when you realize there are few jobs out there which wield the power to change the world...one child at a time. So put out your sign and WRITE!