Thursday, June 09, 2005

Writing Musings
When I was attending university years ago, I wasn't really sure what I wanted to study, to be honest. I ended up choosing a major in TV and Film production with a minor in Marketing. I figured I would go into the world of television news. For a while, it was great! I loved working for the Public Relations Dept at the university, helping make commercials, spots, interviews, etc.. I loved the limelight, even if I was the one behind the camera.

But while taking Microeconomics, I hit a road block. I failed the class. Then I took it again, and I failed again. I figured out that I was not made for anything mathematical. LOL

I changed to a Creative Writing minor and fell in love. I have always been a major bookworm, but never really tried to write my own stories. I have to admit, I am not the best of writers. I am especially not that great at expressing myself on this blog. I have found others who can write a post that just brings in flocks of readers, but that will never be me.

I have found that I write pretty good poetry and short stories. The thing is, I can't post them here much because of publishing rights. I want to have my work published elsewhere. My goal isn't grand; I just want to publish a book of short stories and poems, or maybe two, and I am learning what it takes every day.

I am a simple person that just wants to evoke memories of home in my writing. Maybe someday I will realise my ultimate goal, as for now I am seeing my works come to life in journals and ezines and I am gaining confidence every day.

I hope that ya'll will come back now and then and see what I have written and I hope that you will be entertained.
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Name: Dana
Location: Chicago, and if y'all call me a Yankee, I'll have to cyber-smack ya'!

I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss where I write dieting humor.

And this is my blog... Kudzu, funny family stories, poems, family ghosts, snakes, sun-kissed southern memories all inside! Plus some travel reviews, recipes and more! I also make handcrafted jewelry! Check out my jewelry blog - Colors of the Woods

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