Sunday, September 28, 2008

New Adventures

This last month, I have been working on a different kind of writing. As if I don’t already have enough to do, I have created a website titled Write Like It Is. If you ask me why, I will say, “I don’t know. I just wanted to see if I could create my own site.”

The whole thing started out as a site for construction defect paralegals. My profession is specialized, often interesting, sometimes broad and most of the time pretty much the same thing day after day. I love being a construction defect paralegal. But, about halfway through my free membership at Homestead, I decided I didn’t love it enough to give all of my hard work away.

Alas, it took me less than a week to concoct my writing website. It contains a pen loft where writers of all levels get serious, a library stacked to the brim with resources, and a playroom filled with fun toys. I even share a bit of my own writing there.

I posted awhile back that one of my stories was posted in a local anthology. Yesterday was the launch party for Vintage Voices where many of us read our publications. I have not read anything I have written in front of an audience for about two years. Yesterday, I read my story in front of about 20-25 people. I received many great comments from the audience, which made my day. In my community, we have some awesome writers. I am proud to be part of such a literary community.

Now, it’s late and time for me to turn in. Please visit my website! http://www.writelikeitis.com

3 comments:

Georganna Hancock M.S. said...

Congrats on your new website. Let's hope it has no construction defects!

Susan Littlefield said...

Thanks, Georganna. It's intersting your should mention construction defects because that was origanally why I wanted to do a website- to share what I've learned in my paralegal career. No matter how hard I tried, I could not get it off the ground. Even when I told my beau about my paralegal website I was trying to erect, he was a little confused as to why I would want to "give away" what I do. Well, one day, I just got this bright idea I wanted to do a website about writing and it was done and up in a matter of a few days. When my beau heard about that, he said that THAT felt right.

When it's right, it all falls into place. :)

MysteryKnitter said...

I must mark that site.

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