Thursday, August 12, 2010
Getting From Point A to Point B
Another reason is that I really enjoy connecting to writers.
For me, writing the South is what comes naturally to me. And while there are plenty of Southern writers, finding them and connecting to them isn’t so easy.
That’s one reason I was excited when I stumbled on “A Good Blog is Hard to Find” over a year ago. And I was even more excited to write for it. I’m a fan of most of the writers on this blog and the others’ books are on my “to be read” list.
Why is it so important to be part of a writing community? I think it’s because writing is such an isolating activity, by its very nature. And many of us don’t have non-virtual writing friends…so the connection becomes even more important. And it’s even more fun when you share a similar background or live in the same region.
We’re all giving a little “getting to know you” segment for our new blog readers—and also just to get reacquainted with other writers in the group.
So here I go---5 Things About Me:
• I grew up in Anderson, SC…and have lived in Georgia (briefly), Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina…and England. I studied abroad in college and wrote articles for Nine to Five magazine in London.
• After college, I married and moved to Vestavia Hills, Alabama, near Birmingham. Wrote for a local magazine.
• Had a baby. Spent many hours playing on the floor, sweeping Cheerios from under the highchair, and bolting the furniture to the walls (active baby.)
• Moved to Matthews, NC, near Charlotte. Had a second baby.
• Realized during an episode of Sesame Street that the idyllic writing cabin in the middle of nowhere was going to come through for me at exactly half-past never. Started writing my first book, taking full advantage of baby’s naptime, and any Teletubby programming that I could write during.
So that’s how I got from Point A to Point B with my writing. How about you?
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig