It has been an extraordinarily beautiful spring here in New England. Mostly clear and sunny days, comfortable temperatures and the beauty of budding trees, blooming flowers and singing birds – have made this really one of the nicest Springs I can ever remember. So nice… And as the lovely days roll by – I have at many times longed to sit down at this computer to write a blog entry. But alas, it has just not been happening. And while I regret it – I have welcomed all of the things that have prevented me from making the time. There has been a lot going on – and much of it is writing related.
At the end of January, my first article was published on the Huffington Post! http://huff.to/14tXjrN It was very exciting for me and a wonderful reminder – that pushing the limits of your comfort zone is (almost always) worth the risk – which in fact was the subject of the article itself. Yay! About a month or so later I became a regular contributing expert for a group of other websites, focused on divorce. Here are a couple of those articles: http://bit.ly/15P03Aw (The Values and the Message – is an article about connecting with your inner self and using that knowledge as the compass to guide you through the divorce process) and http://bit.ly/YZVItf (A Little Help Along the Way – is an article about accessing external, professional help while you navigate through the murky waters of getting a divorce). If you are interested, links to most, but not all of these articles can be found on my website: http://bit.ly/19QmC84. (I am trying to keep up with updating my site – but I always seem to be lagging a bit behind.)
Besides the article writing – I have also been working on sending out a more regular and consistent newsletter – which includes its own original writing tasks – so there’s that too. http://conta.cc/13z2STe So… all this to say – that I have not been slacking in the writing department – just otherwise focused. And while this is true – I do miss my WordPress blog! But I have learned a lot about myself as a writer over these last couple of months and for that I am most heartily grateful. Here’s just a bit of what I have realized.
* I can write for submission deadlines – not just when the muse visits me.
* My writing is not always, and or does not always have to be “stream-of-consciousness”, which was how I wrote most of my blog entries. I haven’t had to write on a specific topics since being in school, many years ago, and thought I had “grown out of it” in a way.
* When given one main topic – such as “divorce” has been for me recently, there are many, many things that I have to say. I am not afraid of exhausting the sub-topics.
* I truly do love to write! I knew this before, but now that my writing is taking on such a myriad of faces, I find that I get an extreme sense of pleasure and accomplishment from all of them.
So that’s it for today. I have another project to move on to now. But as I sit happily tapping away on my computer, which I set up out on the porch to enjoy the beautiful day, I feel good. Good because I wrote a “regular blog post” and good to have so many excuses to write – particularly if I can enjoy the birds, too. Peace out…