I told several blogging friends that I was considering opening my blog up to guests after June 1st. I took the first step in May by reducing my own posting schedule to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The Thursday slot is the one I want to fill first, and I've decided to keep that day open for published (or about-to-be-published) writers who will tell us about their writing journey. I'll call the posts My Writing Life by "Author's Name."
I'm looking for essays of 500 words or less about the author's path to publication, with no profanity or graphic descriptions of sex or gore. I will be happy to include an author photo and cover art of the author's latest book. I'd like these posts to inspire and encourage beginning writers. Humor is encouraged. I will reserve the right to reject a post if it requires too much editing, doesn't fit in with my goals, or if I'm having a bad day and am feeling real mean (which, I assure you, doesn't happen very often).
If you're interested in a My Writing Life slot, e-mail me at:
plynnes at patriciastoltey.com
(using the normal e-mail address format, of course -- you know the drill).
I also want to mention that I recently received the Sisterhood Award from Yvonne at Welcome to My World of Poetry. I want to thank Yvonne for including me in the sisterhood. I am honored.
I reserve the right to pass this award to other blogging sisters at some future date.
Now here's something interesting I noticed with this latest award. See the tiny url listed at the top of the award: dianarambles.com? I was curious, so I just had to jump over to see who diana is. I think you'll want to do the same. Diana Hansen is a blogger, but she's also a crafty creative designer who does custom blog designs. If anyone is looking for a change and doesn't know where to start, you might want to explore Diana's site and see what you think. She also does custom Twitter backgrounds, an option I should look into.
See what happens when you go exploring? Wasn't that fun?