Like any writer, it’s important not to over think these things. Get started, even if your header picture isn’t perfect, and you don’t really know what a widget is. Here are the things you need to know. It’s January of 2014, and I’m 30 and mostly unpublished. I’m half way through an MFA program, and just switched my emphasis to young adult fiction. I’m starting this blog because I want to document, on this blog, what I learn over the next year and a half of my program. Perhaps what I share here will be helpful to others who are stumbling blindly toward the goal of finishing a novel in this genre. Perhaps we can electronically hold hands through the fog of figuring out what it means to be a writer for teens? (Not in real life though, I mean the handholding.)
I also have a husband, and one cat that very much belongs to him. I had a fat gray tomcat cat named Bear who followed me around the house and sat with me through the long, late writing hours, but he died suddenly this week, of a feline heart attack. The other purpose of this blog will be to create awareness of genetic heart defects in house cats that kills them suddenly at a young age. Just kidding, but seriously, hug your cat. You never know when you’re going to find him face down in his litter box.