Welcome to my blog!  Although new (and late) to the game, I’m happy to be here.  In reading the works of other bloggers, I’m simply amazed at the quality of the posts. Not only are the bloggers prolific, the work is informative, thought-provoking, and refreshing.  Some sites are downright funny, in a good way, and enjoyable.  After all, we all need a little humor in life, some of us more than others.

I‘ve received lots of advice on how to blog and am very grateful for the help.  I’ve also read a ton on blogging, trying to recognize and avoid the pitfalls of the art.  After my head started spinning, I just stepped back and stopped reading for a while.

One recent ebook, however, on upping my blog hits, had me laughing out loud because it resonated so with me.  Yes, Ashley, I now have 16  followers on Twitter. Take that!

The blog will focus on my writing and publishing journey in three areas, the ones that I am absolutely passionate about; descriptive and satirical essays (meant to move and amuse you), poetry, and the short story. By the way, I’m especially enamored of the works of Jane Austen.

writerIf the parts seem disjointed, they’re already coming together; the essays for a series looking at life as we know and live it, the poetry for a collection on soul searing emotions, and the short stories for screen plays (shorts).

As some of the material is ready for publication, I’ll post a few excerpts and ask for your opinion. I’ll also highlight a different part of the process each week, and post ideas and resources that I find helpful as a writer. Perhaps those same ideas and resources may be helpful to you. I’d like you to come back to find out what’s new. The blog will be inviting and, my promise to you, engaging.

Since I’ve gone all out now and told you of my plans, I guess I’d better get back to work. Remember, this is a new blog, so be gentle. It’ll change and grow over time.  Hopefully, I’ll even be able to add a few bells and whistles. Thank you for stopping by.

A special thank you to Ashley Barron, author of the ebook “How I Went From Zero to One Million Blog Hits in One Year.”

Marilyn Parel
Writer. Find me on Twitter @mparel
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