Welcome to A Writer’s POV. If someone had told me that writing a novel would cause me to loose sleep, gain weight, snap at my husband, pull my hair out, (literally and figuratively) and kick the dog, if I had one, I never would have put pen to paper. But as they say, ignorance is bliss, and I plunged in and began writing my book with the na├»ve expectation that I’d be finished in a year. Needless to say, five years and seven drafts later, I’m still on my quest for the Holy Grail, a published novel. Although frustrating, I spent that time growing as a writer. Every rewrite, revision and critique taught me something. Every book I read or workshop I attended offered new insights and ways to improve my craft. My goal with this blog is to share with you what I've learned so far. To talk about issues that plague all writers, to talk about the nuts and bolts of writing. Despite the fact that it's all been said before, each of us has our own way of telling a story and hopefully you'll visit often for help, support or just for the fun of it to read the posts written from this writer's point of view.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Little Self-Promoting Never Hurt Anybody

May I have your attention please. This blog is being interrupted for some shameless self-promoting.

Besides blogging and posting on Twitter, I've been free-lancing to gain writing credits in an effort to build my platform and establish my brand. That has included contributing to Ocala's Good Life magazine on a regular basis for over a year now. And just recently I've been published in Florida Gardening magazine.

In the June/July issue you'll find "The Reluctant Gardener" on pages 22 through 24, a been there done that story about gardening in the sunshine state. Using humor, I share my success and failures with a bit of helpful hints thrown in. I also received photographer's credit for six of my photos inserted throughout the piece.

I am beyond happy with this accomplishment that spurs me on giving me hope that my novel will also be published with much more gushing and celebrating planned in the future.

So read it if you get a chance. The magazine can be purchased on-line at: floridagardening.com, at a local book store if available in your area or perused at the library. I hope you enjoy it.

This blog will now be returned to it's regularly scheduled posts.