Friday, September 28, 2012

Find Your Bliss

What makes you happy? Do you have any hobbies? If not, what could you start doing today that would help you to find your bliss? Writing is my favorite creative outlet. I've journaled since I was old enough to write. I published a book, Rhyming Activities For Beginning Readers in 1989 and I did freelance work for various Children's and Teacher's magazines. My love for writing really piqued when I took a creative writing class in the sixth grade. That was the year I recieved my first rejection letter! When I got sick, writing became a healing tool for me. I started blogging on a cancer site and got great feedback from my fanbase. My readers kept telling me, "This blog needs to be turned into a book!" So, that's been my main focus these past two years, editing and re-editing (too many times to mention!), putting the finishing touches on it. When I relocated after my divorce, I decided that if I wanted to find my bliss in being a true writer, I needed to immerse myself into everything a writer does. I joined writer's organizations, subscribed to writer's magazines, I attend workshops and onferences. I belong to a fantabulous professional writer's critique group as well as a publishing marketing group. I am surrounded by like-minded people who share the same interests. I know that my book, Living La Vida (Lymphoma) will help so many people and I cannot wait to share it with you!

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