Friday, January 21, 2011

The Maiden Voyage

Just to get the ball rolling here, I thought I'd put in some completely un-thought-out "placeholder" text.  Apparently, if you're gonna be a proper writer, you've got to do this blogging thing.  I don't really even know what blogging is, to be honest!  It seems to just be basic posting/updating/journaling... but there's always been that strange feeling that there's something more to this.  You hear of these "bloggers" who make a living doing this, but whoever heard of making a living from journaling?  Exactly. 

I don't know what it is, but it's sort of like that feeling you get when you're in an unfamiliar place after dark, where every unknown looks like a threat and you're sure that a door up ahead is going to open suddenly and you'll be dragged inside and never heard from again!  What if "blogging" is like that?!  I guess that's why I've got a sense of adventure and like to take challenges (not risks, challenges!)

On with the show....

I guess this is where I give the Readers Digest version of me.  Let's start with my author bio:

Jessica has been a writer since her first works were “published” in her grandparents’ living room and written in crayon.  Today she is a former administrative assistant who is now happily pursuing a degree in social work.  She is a lifelong native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she has been active in the local GLBT community for a number of years.  Outside of writing, Jessica has a wide range of interests and hobbies: from Mozart in a music hall to punk in pubs, from Shakespeare to Vonnegut, from nights on the town to afternoons at country farm markets.  She enjoys working on both sides of a camera and studying other cultures, languages and history.  She loves meeting new people and exploring new places, always open to whatever elements might inspire her next writing project.

And I think I'll just stop there for this time, maybe spend the next few weeks extrapolating from this.

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