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This looks so much like my older daughter it's spooky. (Image via Wikipedia)

I have decided to make this blog a little more organized, be a little more consistent in posting, and plan better in general.  With that in mind, I will be trying out a few new “features” over the next couple of weeks, some of which will become regular weekly ones, some may not.

I enjoy writing here.  I would do it if not one person read it, but I prefer to think I have a few readers out there.  For all those who have commented, thank you for letting me know I’m not always talking to myself!  I would like to expand my readership, but I realize I have some work to do to make that happen.

I will still be doing some book and movie reviews here, probably not on a regular weekly basis because I have limited time to read some days, but at least one a month.  I also plan to keep the “Other People’s News” posts because I like to share the good things happening in the writing world around me.  I still plan to share my “trials and triumphs” as a writer, as well as the occasional post about life in general.

I write this blog because I like to write it.  I write it as though it’s being read because I like to feel I’m addressing someone.  Sharing my life as an aspiring author is partly so I have a record of it, partly because I know that when I read things written by other struggling writers, I feel less at sea in my own little dinghy.  It’s good to know that others go through the same things I do, and good to hear their good news when they have some.

I hope that if there is something you particularly like, or very much dislike, over the next couple of weeks you’ll let me know.  I’m always open to comments.  Not that I will be able to, or even try, to please everyone, but I like to hear opinions other than my own.  Occasionally.