Hello! and welcome to the first official post of my first official Blog!!!
In my spare time (whatever that is, does anyone remember?) I write. I also read – a lot! And engage in several other activities that either are unrelated to this blog or will become integrated with it over time.
But for now, this Blog represents a love story of sorts: the love, admiration, awe and gratitude I feel for Jane Austen every time I pick up one of her books, letters or other writing.
I was blessed several years ago to stumble upon a community of ladies and gentlemen (OK, mostly ladies) who share this love of Jane Austen – and through that community I was afforded the nudge I needed to engage in a long-held dream: to become a writer myself. I started writing Jane Austen Fan Fiction (JAFF), mainly for posting on a couple websites with intimate readership. When I gathered sufficient courage, I entered a few short story writing contests. And when I became a finalist in a couple – even though I didn’t win in the end – I decided to take that last, most frightening plunge, publishing! Now, it seems the next logical step is to enter the information age (not so easy for an aging techno-illiterate) with a blog.
I’m new to this, and admittedly ignorant! The look and feel of my pages will change, I am sure, as I learn more of what I’m doing. But my intention is to share with you my writing journey from this moment forward as well as to archive some of my past experiences. As I learn how to do so, I will post links and other information for my completed works; as well as occasional progress reports on my current project(s). And I hope to establish a community too – a cast of characters if you will, with which to people this love story. So I will share information as well on other JAFF authors and books as I discover them. Because it’s all about sharing the love.
So welcome! Thanks for stopping by – and please do visit again soon and often as there should be a JAFF giveaway or two coming very shortly to start us off with a bang! (As soon as I figure out how to set it up, LOL)