Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Dreamer’s Perch

The image I picked out to represent my blog.
I had a hard time thinking of a “D” word. I mean something interesting…so then I settled for the title of my own blog. I went back and looked at the first post I ever wrote about “The Ups and Downs of Writing.” I had a picture of roller coaster to represent that idea. I still feel like I’m on that roller coaster. It’s been up lately, but a few months ago it was down as I wondered what I was doing still writing.

My main message about what to do when feeling down about writing hasn’t changed….

Whenever this happens, I eventually take a step back and say "wait a second!" You're thinking about being published too much. Just write for fun and don't worry about it. If it happens great, but don't get your hopes up. So I'm going back to focusing on the fun.

Back then I didn’t know about Kindle. I also had something like 20 followers until I did the Crusader blog fest by Rach Writes. Then it jumped up drastically after that, and I actually met some fellow bloggers. 

My most visited posts:

New Dune movie in 2012: I was just speculating, but it seems a lot of people are looking for this new movie.

In second place is my post about the Hellas Basin on Mars. I have no idea why. 

So for fun if you have a blog, go back and see what your first post was about. Do you ever feel like you’re on the writing roller coaster?

I'm out there somewhere.



Charity Bradford said...

Yes! I live on that roller coaster. It's fun to look back at our blogging beginnings isn't it?

Today my topic is D is for Dragumon

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, and I'm n a loop right now!

Amanda Trought said...

Roller coaster - It can definitely seem so. I think it is a great idea to look over posts that were really popular and try and get an understanding of why it worked. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
Art Blog

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I do feel the ups and downs quite often. My solution to being down is to spend more hours writing until I get over myself.

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Cindy! I'm just zigzagging through this writing life, learning as much as I can and writing, writing, reading, and writing.

Good luck with your writing and chin up!

Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Brett Minor said...

My first post was a long list of what I thought were interesting facts about me so any potential readers might know who I was.

Dropping in from A to Z. This is my first year. I love it.

Brett Minor
Transformed Nonconformist

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

There's a writing roller coaster? That's news to me.

Jessica Peterson said...

I'm not so sure there's a writer out there who doesn't feel like they're on that roller coaster. I love your advice though. It is important to stop thinking about being published and just write because you love it.

Great post! Have fun with a-z.

Munir said...

First of all, how are you doing?
I love the Dreamer Perch. It is pretty.

Rinelle Grey said...

I always found that when I started to think too hard about publishing, I was so critical of my own writing that I stopped. It's much better to ignore that voice, write for fun, then when the time is right, it won't seem so impossible.

Rinelle Grey