I guess they'll let anyone have a blog.
That's a given. Sign up for a g-mail account and you can create your own web-log. The real question is whether I have anything worthwhile to say. You will have to be the judge of that.
While considering what I could contribute that might be interesting, or even educational in some way, it occured to me that the topic I was best versed in was - Me. Not "Me" as in how wonderful I am, but "Me" as where I am in life. Specifically, what I'm going through as an author.
I had considered calling myself the Inbetweener for my blog, but that's already the name of a Marvel comic character. It seemed appropriate because I feel that I'm on the verge of going from artistic unknown to published author. Maybe that's a little presumptuous of me. I hope, rather, that it will be an interesting ride for anyone who's willing to come along with me. Some of you may currently be in a similar situation. Some of you may soon be in a similar situation. For a few of you it may be a nostalgic journey.
Am I really at the doorway to publication? You judge. I have an editor interested in my latest novel. I was just awarded First Place in the LDStorymakers11 First Chapter contest, in the speculative fiction category. And I have a few rejection letters encouraging me to continue submitting my first novel to agents that are better suited to the genre. I feel that I could be published soon. Even if I'm not the sort of preparations I am making should resonate with many of you who are.
I hope this will not be a trip I make alone. Make comments. Give me suggestions. Participate in the inbetween experience of authorship.
Randy Lindsay - Author In Training