Friday, May 20, 2011

That Thing Called Writing...

My world turned upside down and the only writing I got done was what went and is still going into my personal journal. It was all I could do after my last posting.

But...I'm in the process of some making some changes and hope to start writing again as soon as I'm settled. One thing that's been nagging at me is the urge to write possible some articles. I don't really know how to get started on it, but there's a few topics I want to write about and maybe get out there in either a print magazine or even an E-zine. I'm not picky. Another thought I've been toying with (again) is maybe writing for or I've been checking out

I would love to know about similar sites, that are reputable and pay for the articles you write and they publish. Also, if you can offer insights/opinions/etc on the 2 I just mentioned that would be awesome too.

Another thing I'm thinking about is can I use my maiden name to write these articles and get paid? I DON'T want to use my married name for A LOT of reasons. But can I legally use my maiden name or even a pen name? I mean if I absolutely have to use my married name until either A) I change it legally back to my maiden name (or other last name...just a thought) or B) I get my divorce. Any advice, thoughts?

So that's where I'm at sort of....Muse is stirring a bit. Feeling the urge to write some articles on topics I feel need writing on. Advice/opinions/reviews on writing sites like needed. And lastly...can I legally use my maiden name to write said things?

Any advice, support, information, suggestions....are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year, New Ideas (hopefully)

Wow! It's been a little while since I wrote here. Not for not having anything to say...but more that I didn't want to repeat that my Muse still isn't really speaking to me much ( all).

NaNo ended up being a bust, but I don't really think I pushed myself at all. I had all these other things on my mind...holidays, no money, holidays, in-laws I don't care to be around, etc, etc.

But it's a new year, and I need to do something. I need to create! Something...Anything. I want to write. I need to write! But nothing will flow. I need to figure out how to change that. Partly I think it's that my Muse has gone to where I need to be, but I can't get there yet.

So I was thinking that maybe I can use this blog to do Mama Kat's weekly writing prompts. Or at least do them if the prompts are doable for me. Like I can definitely do one or even 2 for this week. I thought that rather than put them up on my main blog, I'd put them here...this is supposed to be my writing blog after all.

I would also put here any other writing type prompt/challenges that I might come across. That way all writing related things are in one place, and I use the blog for what I intended it to be for... Writing!