Tuesday, May 17, 2011
When my lovely blogging partners Raining Acorns and Carol-Ann asked me to join them in this adventure, I had no trouble coming up with my nom de plume, "Wide Open Spaces." It is the title of a Dixie Chicks song that seemed especially appropriate to me as I dipped my virtual toes into the waters of writing for an actual audience. Although the song is written about a young girl just starting out on her own, it also fit my 40-something stage of life.
When we began Raining Acorns, we had no idea where we would meander, just that we wanted to continue polishing the writing skills we worked on in the writing class where the three of us met. Over time, I found my voice on topics of substance (Memorial Day, melanoma awareness, Moving in Circles) and lighter fare - my minivan, an old Bride's magazine, and of course, Giada DeLaurentiis.
Just as much fun was seeing my partners explore their interests - learning about music, poetry, and Louisiana from Raining Acorns, dining in the dark, chalk paintings, and South Africa from Carol-Ann.
So while I may be taking a break from blogging with Raining Acorns, I do hope to continue to write in some fashion. And I am eager to hear what Carol-Ann and Raining Acorns have to say in the future.
This has been a great learning experience and a whole lot of fun for me. Sincere thanks to all of you who took the time to read what I had to say and comment on it. And my appreciation and thanks to my writing partners for including me on this journey.