What can I say? Most of you reading this blog already know me, but for those that don’t, I’m a 43 year old corporate paralegal who’s been writing most of her life. The first things I ever wrote were poems about my parents and my dog (Mama probably still has them somewhere) and I think what started me on my love of writing was the Random House Book of Children’s Poetry, edited by Jack Prelutsky. The book was published in 1983 and is still in print — that speaks to its staying power if you ask me. I also read Shel Silverstein and others, and entered many writing contests when I was in elementary and middle school. To this day, on my desk is a medal I won for a state poetry competition honorable mention in 1989. Now I’m somewhat more jaded than I was 28 years ago, about my writing and the ability to publish, but somewhere inside is still that 11 year old child who wrote poems about everything she could think of. I still write, and read poetry as much as possible. It’s just different now. Maturity has a way of doing that to a person, I suppose. But I want to alway be that child who wrote for the sheer joy of it. To write for any other reason seems to cheapen it.
the child is always within us……keep writing
Write for the pure joy of it…otherwise you lose your joy of it.
i Checked your blog today and it tempted me to write to u me..you are a great writer indeed. keep on writing,
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Found you completely by accident…I too love to write but just feel so scattered right now…I don’t do any one thing enough…I’m trying out so many things at once…from blogging to photography…to getting some of my greeting cards on etsy and zazzle. They are not there yet! I am a work in progress. My blog: http://email@example.com
Jennie, I’ve always enjoyed your writing on CHPercolator, and I’m now delighted to discover that you’re also sharing your work here as well. I look forward to visiting your blog and reading your gems. All the best, Steve
thanks for stopping in to visit on my blog, Jen. Let me just say, albeit late, congratulations on your Medal of 89. Pull it close & let its cold metal warm you on those days you’re feeling jaded – for the love of poetry. Can’t wait to take a look at your work. -j
Thanks, it was so many years ago, and my writing has changed so much since then (thank goodness) but I still love to do it. I can’t imagine not being able to write, for whatever reason. Thanks for sharing your blog as well:)
I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award!
Check the post (http://www.carriekmiller.com/?p=134), and join the fun, should you choose to accept the award. Keep sharing your journey, Jen!
Hi Jen! I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check it out at http://www.mywanderingheartsong.WordPress.com