Hey guys, just wanted to say hi....I've never seen this tribe before.
My name's Kelly, and I've always enjoyed writing (I'm one of those students everyone in the class hates because I'm the one raising her hand asking hopefully "Will there be essay questions?? No? Well, can you put some on?" lol)--BTW, I'm still in college (nursing school). I've written a little bit for my college newspaper (the Delphian), mostly Op-Ed and persuasion/activism types of pieces.
I'm also very excited because after some hard work and loooong nights (I'm sure you all know what it's like to get bitten by the writing bug at 10pm, only too look up from your computer to see that it's now 3:30am!! And you can't bear to stop now-you're on a roll!), one of my articles is getting published in ALACE's quarterly journal "Special Delivery". It doesn't bother me that at this point in time, they can only "pay" me with a gift certificate to their book store
I'm trying now to tweak it for possible publishing in a real magazine. I would love to be able to combine my two loves-birth and writing and be somewhat known for it (or at least compensated for my time).
My biggest problem (lol, ask the editor at the Delphian, he'll tell you) is that I have a MAJOR roadblock when it comes to writing about something that I am not personally interested in. That is not to say that it must personally effect me, just that I have to be interested. If not then it comes off sounding like a term-paper of sorts. I'm not sure if this is immaturity on my part, or (as I like to think) that I just like to focus on my passions. Anyone else have that problem? If so, what do you do about it?
Well, it was nice "meeting" all of you, best of luck w/everything. Please excuse the typos-I'm on the library computer and the keyboard is from 1901 it seems (lol) and I'm being timed, so I really can't edit right now.