Sunday, May 19, 2013

Welcome to the Journey

"I am a published author, blogging doesn't intimidate me at all," I state with false confidence and then, once no one is looking, scamper under the nearest table praying I don't get struck by lightning for telling such a blatant lie. 

An intensely private person, blogging terrifies me. Heck, I only share my pen names with my closest friends.  My goal is to recover from this fear of exposure, which is why I am starting a blog. And, yes, I will tell people about it.

Even so, the idea of sharing my innermost secrets with the world is on the same level as tearing off a limb and giving it to a total stranger. This is why I write fiction. Made up worlds and characters allow me to hide my secrets inside a fictional form. No one knows they're mine, right? My heroines spew pithy comebacks that I wish I could think of in real time. They strut fearlessly through worlds filled with chaos and violence as I remain safely behind my computer.

Well, today I'm being fearless. I'm putting it out there for the world to see. Welcome to my journey. Make sure to buckle your seat-belt, it's going to be a rough ride.


Alexis Morgan said...

Congratulations on starting your blog! It isn't easy putting yourself "out there," but it gets easier with practice. I love the graphics, btw.

Diane Burton said...

Adding my congrats. Good job. The first time writing a blog is the hardest. And you did it!