My First Attempt to Write About Writing

 

  What would you possibly post up on that blog of yours, if you had a chance?  I can’t wait to see this…

  Well, maybe if I put the focus on my writing, I’ll actually write more.

  You write plenty!  When you’re a writer, you find time to write.  And you always have!  So what makes you think you wouldn’t even if you actually got *gasp* a freaking job?

And that is the argument I had with myself before making this blog.

Hello everyone.  I’m Eliza Divine, but I’m going to go by the moniker TC180.

In case you hadn’t gotten the point of this little circus, I am a writer.

And, I know, it’s difficult to take that proclamation seriously when I just began a sentence with And.  It will also likely be difficult to take seriously once I tell you that I have no award-winning or top-selling novels to tell you about, nor have I ever written an article for a mainstream print publication.

What makes me a writer is that from the age off 11 and onward, I have consistently written, without thought, every day or near to it.  I have half a dozen diaries, dozens of notebooks and binders, old and new hard drives of stories, poems, rants, scripts and ideas.  I write on the notepad feature of my iPhone (412 notes and counting).  I write on the backs of newspapers, and have even left a small speech on a jail cell wall.

When I’m not writing, I’m speaking.  When I’m not doing either of those, I’m reading or listening.

I’m not writing this blog because I think I know the ins and outs of the business.  I’m not writing this because I think people have a lot to learn from me.

I’m writing this because I have to write, and I would like to share that experience with others.  I’m writing this because as I learn from my mistakes and triumphs, maybe others can learn from them, too.

Sometimes I will just be ranting at myselves, sometimes I’ll share snippets of things I’m working on in hopes of an opinion, and sometimes I’ll be sharing online resources or submission calls.  In any case, just know that I will be sharing too much.

Be warned.  What is on my mind isn’t always palatable.

I’m TC.  Welcome to my journey.

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