Tuesday, April 27, 2010

DUH BLOG

Recently, on several people’s blogs…
The question has been raised…
Why do you blog?”
It got me wondering.
I know for me as an aspiring published author…
I wanted my blog to be a part of my platform.
But it’s more than that.
As a writer…
I love writing.
Duh—obvious!
But actually…
It’s more like an incessant urge.
I also enjoy creating and seeing my writing…
Leave the confines of my laptop’s software…
And reach a wider realm…
Like when my radio and TV copy “airs.”
But it’s more than that…
This past weekend…
While babysitting my grandchildren…
I no sooner sat down…
When my two granddaughters…
And my grandson…
Plopped themselves down on my lap…
And squealed in unison…
“Grandma! Tell us a story!”
And I did…
As I always have all of there little lives.
And that’s when it occurred to me…
No, not another story for them…
But why I blog.
I’m a storyteller!
I love to tell stories.
To my grandchildren, the story…
(much to the dismay of my daughters)
Is always about vampires or some other unearthly creature…
And of course, a princess somewhere in there.
And that’s when I realized something else…
My story…
Or “any” story told…
Has to be what the listener wants to hear.
Duh!
And then it occurred to me that literary agents…
Have to know for sure
What genres readers are craving
Then sort through all the queries 
To find just the right manuscripts
To sell to publishers
Who'll print the books
With the stories people want to read...
And buy.
Can I get a big DUH on that!

Always, Em-Musing
Here's a link to a great blog on publishing.

2 comments:

Lynn said...

Ahh...the duh moments! They do get you. I have read many different opinions on whether or not blogging helps you get noticed by agents and publishers. Ultimately that would be great. In the mean time, it's the connections and the joy to see that someone has read me, as well as the fun of finding the right 50 words or so when commenting on other blogs, that keeps me blogging along. As a wise friend once told me, even if only one person reads it, write it anyways! Like showing instead of telling, character is developed in the doing.

Em-Musing said...

I sometimes feel like I'm writing in a space bubble. Anyone out there? Anyone see me? Hear me? But when I receive comments, such as yours, I at least know my bubble has burst in a good way.