a bit about cricketmuse
Reading and writing–they go together and I can’t imagine one without the other. It’s finding the balance to do both.
Reader, writer, reviewer, teacher…
And a student of words.
I love writing almost as much as I love reading. And no, those aren’t my hands. I can’t keep nail polish on my nails for more than one day, let alone have decent enough nail length to bother, for when I am not reading or writing, and weather permits, I am in my yard fussing about with the landscaping. Dirt and rocks are detrimental to manicures.
This blog is all about books I’ve read, I’m reading, and I’m planning on reading. The blog is also about writing and how reading affects my writing. From time to time I throw in bits about teaching, films watched, and other blogs viewed.
The old, old saying of starting a journey begins with one step applies to starting a blog for me. I bought into the idea that if I began a blog readers would come racing out of the cornfields to read it. No, Kevin Costner wasn’t at that writing conference, only his film’s influence. The idea is this: I need to get more serious about my writing commitment.
I began my published writing career with a story in Highlights for Children way back in 1988 and have published many stories and articles along the way, I even have stories in a couple of anthologies, one being a Chicken Soup for the Soul title. Yet, I would really, really like to get a book published. I would really, really like to go into a library, walk up to a shelf and pull my book down and flip through the pages. Better yet, I would like to go into a library and not find my book because it’s checked out (a Finding Forrester moment, for sure).
I decided I’m going to fulfill a few items on my BIG list (Before I Get…too old, too tired, too busy yadayada) and getting this blog developed into a platform (an industry buzzword from that conference). Yup–doing that self-promotion thing is a first step on this journey for me.
Sorry, I don’t Link (okay–I have an account but in name only), Twit, or Face. I do Press my Words, though.
Thanks for stopping by.