Post # 1
I noticed in this thread that many bees listed writing or publishing a book as one of the five things they wanted to accomplish in life. Since I’m a writer myself, I was curious; how many bees are working on a project to fulfill that goal? I know there are a ton of blogging bees buzzing around, and a few pro writing bees as well. Does anyone have a project they’re really excited about? With a poll just for shiggles.
Right now I’m mainly writing papers for college (ugh, I would rather eat nails), but I’m super pumped for the semester to be over so I can get back to my blog, my two WIP stories, and (nerd confession time, I can’t believe I’m admitting to this!) the play-by-post Repost my friends and I run. Heh. And, er, I need to find a writing job too. I swear, I’m going to develop carpal tunnel if I keep this up…
Are there any other bees as writing-obsessed as I am? 😛
Post # 3
That wasn’t my goal, but I have started several novels. Some have been historical in nature, others in the present day.
Post # 4
I have 12 chapters in a book written. It’s over at T’s house (manuscript). It’s been in the works over 6 years now. Very John Grisham-esque.
Post # 5
I have a BA in poetry. I write and have been published in several periodicals, but nothing recently. Now it’s amazing if I can write the whole month of NaPoWriMo (April is National Poetry Writing Month)!
Post # 6
the only thing i have ever been published so to speak in the tn court reporter’s journal, it was quite fun. i have no inspiration to write anymore, lol it’s quite hilarious since i wrote soooo many things in my younger years and haven’t really thought about it in years.
Post # 7
I love to write, but I’m more of a journalist than a novelist. I blog, but would love to get back into journalism a la Mrs. Bunny! or PR a la Mrs. Bruschetta!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm
I write about theatre. All the time. Every day. (Can you tell I’m at the bitter end of a semester that requires about 60 pages of writing..about theatre).
My blogging is my fun-writing. I don’t have to cite page numbers, make arguments, or generate knowledge (that’s the lecture I received on the first day of my PhD program…”Today, you’re no longer a learner of knowledge. Now, you generate knowledge”. No pressure or anything!). And I get to talk about WEDDINGS!!
Post # 9
I said all of the above. I have a blog which is the thing that keeps me sane, and in a round about way, I do get paid to write. I’m a writing professor. I teach ESL students, but they are very high level students. Many of them are writing at at least the level of a 1st year native speaker. I write a lot for them, and I also help other people to refine their ideas. When I was in university, writing was an enormous burden for me. However, when I started teaching writing, I found a great joy in teaching structure, creative thinking, and critical thinking.
Post # 10
I had a story published in a reading journal for students when I was in undergrad, and some of my research published from grad school (not exactly the most stimulating stuff), but I’ve never really been serious about it. I used to write little stories when I was younger from ones that I made up for my little sister and brother – they still have their handwritten copies (complete with stickers and drawings, lol) that I gave them one Christmas when I was like 11.
Now I just write in my own journal, which I find interesting and fulfilling for me. Maybe it’s a bit (okay, way) narcissistic, but I’m hoping that my kids and grandkids will get a kick out of it down the road. I mean, who wouldn’t be interested to know what I thought about shovelling the driveway yesterday, lol…
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
I hate writing…mainly because I don’t think I’m good at it (hence my photo filled blog posts). But that being said, I would love to write a book one day, just for myself (not necessarily to make profit). Just to say I wrote a book. :o)
Post # 12
I’m a mystery author and multi-published, LOL.
Post # 13
Another grad student here, so I write a ton. Right now grant applications and papers, but in the next two years I’ll need to turn out a book-length project :/
I actually don’t love writing, but I muddle through so I can keep doing the other parts of my job that I do love!
Post # 14
I have an MA in journalism and work in communications, so I do a lot of writing professionally.
It’s always been a personal passion of mine and I like using blogging as a creative outlet as well. Sometimes I find it a little difficult though – to write all day and then go home and try to write for fun.
Post # 15
I write press releases, ad copy, magazine articles…stuff like that for work.
Post # 16
I write for work (I’m an RFP Writer) but I also write horror movie reviews on the side (blog is in my profile) I hope to make money on my horror reviews someday but right now I make zero ;o)