Slowly but surely this blog is coming along—a little due to personal detective work (excavating through mountains of info!), a lot due to professional assistance from the wonderful folks at WordPress.
These Happiness Engineers (and, yes, they provide much happiness because they solve a myriad of issues) are helpful and committed.
Kristen S has been amazing. Proficient and efficient, she responds to all my emails (and there are many) with utmost patience.
There’s a long way to go and a lot to learn, but I’m sure—with the assistance of my happy Happiness Engineer—I’ll become the successful blogger I dream of being.
Happy: that’s one contagious word, very much like Pharrel Williams’ song. Hmm. I think I’ll just clap along.
I’m feeling sooooooo much better. I’m becoming a bit more blog savvy every passing weekend. I’ve accomplished a few new things in the widget world, and am having the odd issue (anyone visiting my site will likely see “it”). But I’m getting there . . . and it feels awesome!
In past, I was loathe to admit my age–couldn’t stand the thought of getting older. Now, I accept what’s inevitable; it is what it is. (Sure, I could stand to be free of the wrinkles and sagging skin, but that’ll be taken care of one day, LOL.) The point is: I’ve been writing a good 25 years . . . a quarter of a century . Who’d have ever imagined it would take that long to get published?
But you know? Some writers may be published within a year of starting their first book, others take time (years) to hone their craft. I truly believe there are no coincidences and that things happen when the moment is right. Everything in its time.
Looking back at early writing, I saw good ideas and not-so-good authoring.
Looking back at me, I saw good intentions and not-so-good judgment.
I may not (yet) possess the networking and technical skills to have a dynamic and popular blog, but I do (now) have one . . . so I’m taking baby steps and toddling forward. I hope you’ll take my hand and totter with me.
Here’s to an awesome future for all aspiring and established writers. May we develop in our crafts, find joy in our hearts, and keep benevolence in our souls.