I’ve tinkered with my writing life long enough. Now it’s time to put my big girl panties on and invest the necessary time and energy to make it thrive. I won’t always be a bar and grill owner, (which is very time consuming as well as emotionally draining) but I will always be a writer. And I want to be the best darn writer that I can be. I want people to read my prose and laugh and cry as well as learn something.
With that said, I’m calling myself on the carpet. I’m having a new website built by a talented man in the writing industry. I’ve got a new logo for my publishing company. I’m investing in ways to promote my memoir, Born Again in a Biker Bar. I’ve finished two rewrites of my first attempt at fiction as well as a short story for a contest. I’m telling my readers who will hold me accountable that I will write a blog post every two weeks, not every two months. The month of July will, however, be the exception; preparing for the Hollister Freedom Rally is a monumental job and requires my utmost attention as well as recovery time. And I’m going to grow my subscribers list; that means everyone will be getting an invitation to join. I hope you will oblige me. I promise not to be a pest; you’ll just receive a notice about new posts.
I want to engage and entertain. I am a writer! It took me a long time to really embrace that statement. For years I told myself that I couldn’t take the job seriously while running Johnny’s, a world famous biker bar. But the truth is, with God’s help I can do anything that He has called me to do. I believe that I am called to write. In sharing my stories I can help others who struggle with the same issues. And believe me, I have plenty of issues to write about. As my mentor Joyce Meyer says, “I’m not where I need to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be.” I believe that I’m called to council fellow codependents and control freaks. My new website will make it possible for people to make appointments for a one on one conversation through Skype or in person. I would like to eventually expand that into webinars. The possibilities are endless, and I am so excited about the future. Another quote from Joyce, “I’m turning my moanies into my testimony.
I’d love to hear from you. Tell me what you would like me to write more about, or less about for that matter. Help me to entertain and enlighten you by sharing your thoughts.
God bless, Cat