It's agonizing. Sitting here trying to write my first blog entry. It's like stepping out to the pool in my bathing suit on that first hot day. Is everyone going to stare, mouths open wide, catching flies? Will they say, "She shouldn't have done that!"? But if I want to be a writer I have to put myself out there, right? Okay, so here I am. My name is Rebecca. I'm a wife and a mother of two little beauties. My brother, who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a child, also lives with us. I'm working on getting published as a children's author. I have recently submitted a picture book manuscript and have yet to hear anything. I'm working on another picture book and a chapter book. I belong to SCBWI and a wonderful writer's group here in Dayton, Ohio.
I have no idea where this blog will take me. My thought in starting it was that it would help hold my feet to the fire as far as my writing goes. I'm a procrastinator, it's in my blood. I used to say I'm lazy, but I've learned from Bob Greene (yes, Oprah's Bob Greene) that I shouldn't say that about myself because then my subconscious mind will believe it and I will set my self up for failure. Should I be taking psychiatric advise from TV personalities? Probably not, but let's not delve into my "problems" and an explanation for my life-long love for TV.
I decided to title my blog "Epoch" because I truly feel like this is the beginning of an era in my life. I'm starting a journey and I have so much I want to take in. I hope you enjoy the ride ...it's going to be bumpy.