Monday, January 19, 2009

Pushed Out of the Nest

My first post at “50-something Moms Blog” went up today. This is my maiden voyage outside of my personal “blog-sphere” and hopefully the first step to writing outside the box. I would like to give a BIG shout out to Ann at Anniegirl, for giving me this big push "out of the nest" and supplied me the connection to this fabulous group of women writers. Thank you so much Ann. You are a true inspiration.

I am contracted to write at least write two posts a month, so that means deadlines---I know what you’re thinking; “Marsha doesn’t do deadlines”, but this will develop the discipline I believe writing requires. The hardest task has been to write a bio for myself. Have you ever had to come up with an "essay" introducing yourself? It isn't easy. You want to include the important information while sounding chic and credible at the same time. You have to interject just enough humor (or sarcasm) without coming off as "trivial". Anyway, if you have a moment check out the site and let me know what you think. On second thought, let me know what you think as long as what you think is positive.

6 comments:

JoyfulNoyze said...

Well, I happen to think that you are chic and "in"credible! Sooo proud of your latest achievement!

anniegirl1138 said...

You're welcome. I had been thinking for a while that I wanted to "work" with you on a blog. Even toyed with the idea of starting up a new one and asking you to contribute, but then 50SM's came up and on top of everything else I am doing, I knew that now was not the time to start my own grog (group blog) though the idea is still on the back burner.

You are a great writer.

Marsha said...

Thanks Ann--
If your idea is on the back burner--let me know when you move it to the front. I would love to talk to you about it.

Christy--you are always so encouraging. Thanks!!

Marc Abla said...

I have NEVER said you were not good with deadlines. In fact, I think you are very good with deadlines and miserable without. Without a deadline, you could procrastinate forever. With a deadline - no procrastination.

All that said, I am thrilled for you. Have fun with it.

Marsha said...

Well Marc--you ARE my brother and you DO know me well and I hate to admit it, but perhaps you are right. Notice I say "perhaps"---thanks for the well wishes---I am really excited about the possibilities.
M

TigereyeSal said...

It's a great post, and good for you for committing. It's the latter idea that would scare me the most- so big kudos from me on undertaking this!