Dr. Suess

"And will you succeed? Yes indeed! Yes indeed! Ninety Eight and Three Quarters guarenteed!"

Friday, March 03, 2006

Nerves of Aluminum Foil

Ok, that's corny even I'll admit that, but I couldn't think of something to compare it with that would not be nerves of steel.

I like blogging. It keeps me writing, but it doesn't have any pressure. I can keep it conversational, but not have to worry about quality, content or worthiness of the entry.

The reality is, I like to write, and would like to be a writer. I've done some writing, and even gotten a few things published. So, being that writer isn't totally out of the question, if I work at it. But, to work at it, means sticking my neck on the chopping block and risk letting the head be chopped off.

Blogging, is no big deal, people can ignore me, or love me ... doesn't matter.

Well, today, I stepped out on a log ...put my neck out there. I contacted our churches denomination publishing company. They publish 100 -150 word devotions for church bulletins, and also, greeting card sentiments. I told them my writing experience, and told them I could send them a sample of my writings, and poetry and asked for an example of the things they would like to see.

Yikes. They could love me, or they could say "sorry, your stuff stinks!"
Now I'm going to be on pins and needles for the next 2 months waiting to see.

I also wrote an article for a Children's Ministry Magazine. I'm waiting to hear from our children's pastor what she thinks of it, before I submit it to the magazine.

I don't know why I'm so nervous ...I've submitted 10 things for publication, and 8 of them were published, the first 7 of them were, and that's a pretty good track record ... so what is my problem? Do I think it's a fluke??? yea huh! I do!

Oh brother! Blogging is so much easier!


  1. Hi, I followed your link from another site and was reading your BLOG. I just wanted to tell you that I wish you good luck with your writting. I'm sure they will like what you submit to them. Have you posted any of your poems on your BLOG? I only had time to read a few of your entries but I didn't see any yet..

    I love reading poetry and have written some myself. I posted one on my BLOG, not long ago, in honor of my Mom, who passed away a few years ago from Alzheimer's disease.

    If you would like to read it, it is titled "Our Beautiful Mom"..I republished it just a day or so ago, (so my brother could find it)so it only down only a few blogs from the top.

    If you could give me any suggestions about writting technique I always appreciate getting feedback...

    I will check back often to look for your poems..


  2. Congratulations on having the courage to do it! That's the most scariest step in the whole process. Your writing here is great and I'm sure the things you submit are equally if not more great too!