zeitgeist

It seems to be the way of things: I resist the tide, but eventually I learn to embrace what once held no interest for me. My iPod is a good example. I was in Beijing when the first nano came out, and there were enormous ads on billboards in stark pink-and-white. Big deal, I thought. I had my CD Walkman, and I was good to go. But two Decembers later, what did I get for Christmas? That's right. And it was love at first click. Despite the bigger and better generations that keep appearing, I plan to keep my iPod until it goes kaput at a ripe old age—or until I do; whichever comes first.

But what does that have to do with this blog? Pretty much everything. I know blogging has been around for a while, but I've never been interested—even though I'm a writer. I've been creating fiction since I was 12 years old. For the past two years, I've started pursuing publication. I'm querying literary agents and submitting stories to magazines. And I'm accumulating quite the collection of rejection letters in the process.

I recently attended a writer's conference where blogging was mentioned as a way to get your work out to the masses and show literary agents that you have a built-in audience. So that's why I'm here. This won't be an online diary or daily tirade on politics or entertainment. This blog is going to be about my writing process: what I'm working on, how my revisions and submissions are going, whether I’m handling rejection with a stiff upper lip. It's going to be self-promotion, basically. For the moment, I'm going to pretend that I have an actual chance at becoming a published author. Care to delve into this fictional world with me?
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