Wednesday, June 2, 2010

that's what it's all about

People that I like have been writing about blogging lately
and what it means to blog
and some of the politics of blogging

It's fascinating to read about our WHYS.

I just want to focus on something amazing that I read recently.
I follow @inkyelbows on twitter and lots of other literary folks.
(who am I kidding I am following agents and book folks galore bc when this book is ready this Fall I need connections. I dream of someone just reading my blog and discovering me. HA!)
I read via twitter that someone said that they try and think about writing a book like they are hopefully writing someones favorite book...

AH. Heart Stab.
Think about it.
Someone sat down and wrote your favorite book.
Didn't they?
They did.

Just like books- I tend to think of this blogging thing like that.
I want my blog to be someone's favorite read.
I really want to inspire someone in their random daily walk through life.
It's bullshit for me to say that I only write in this space for me
or that I am documenting life for my kiddos.
Who are we kidding? I ain't no real mommy blogger.
I am just compelled to sit down at lunch time and push keys.
Daily practice.

I like blogging.
I like being able to carve out my own small path in a very dense forest.
I like the perks and the work and the fun and the thought of building something.
I do.

But beyond everything else-even the work that feeds my family-
I like that this place that hovers somewhere for me between reality and fantasy
has given me wings.

And I like the girl that is flying around.

Amy the writer

The one who told her friend Michelle
soon after high school graduation
that she was going to write a book.

The one who is hopefully writing someone's favorite book
this hot and sticky Spring and Summer of 2010.


And it was the blog that made her finally know she could do it.

photo via ffffound


Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

I can't wait to read that book.


Sizzle said...

Love it.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I can't wait to read your book. And this may be the only thing keeping me from being annoyed that you decided to bring precious life into the world instead of attending BlogHer in August. Bitch. Seriously though - I think it's very exciting. And inspiring. Because I have been wanting to do the same thing for a long time. And my blog has given me a little confidence/motivation/encouragement for that. I've been practicing - on the blog. But I think it's time to start taking my dream a little more seriously. I'm not getting any younger you know.

Neil said...

So, who are you writing it for? Who would mostly likely see it as their favorite book?

Heather said...

I am sure it will be a must read!

jenrust said...

You are one of my fav. blogs already. I don't comment much, but read and admire your candid perspective often. :)

Erika said...

It has been amazing watching you grow your company! I am so very proud of you and your hubby!

Alexis said...

I am so excited for you! And I can't wait to read my new favorite book! :)

Anonymous said...

and i, friend michelle from hs, believed in you then and believe in you now! it will be MY favorite book. but i better get an autographed copy! xoxo bsmell

180360 said...

honey, your writing is already a novel in my mind. your book is happening right now. i love the thought of hovering somewhere between reality and fantasy.

i'm going to think about that over and over before i fall asleep tonight.


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