Thursday, June 25, 2009

Welcome to my world

In my earlier writing career most of my work was done at night, either longhand or on an IBM typewriter. Finally I was convinced that the new technology would not take anything away from my writing but allow me to write faster, edit more easily and produce essays, stories and poetry in a more efficient manner. Thoughts came quickly then, as they do now, so typing 100 words a minute is definitely an advantage.

Family life changed my habits. The corporate world forced a hiatus in my writing while I raised children and kept house. Those days are gone. With the children grown and gone, I left my cubicle in the marketing department and came back to writing, as I always knew I would. Admittedly, it interferes with my housekeeping. Dinner isn't always on the table at 6 o'clock. Ah, these are the trade-offs but they seem minor.

Being a professional contributing writer to Orlando Home & Leisure (http://www.ohlmag.com/) and GRAND Magazine (http://www.grandmagazine.com/) I am able to make enough money to support my habit. Many of my articles are written around celebrity interviews that I've done.

In the present and immediate future, I am concentrating on my upcoming book, a memoir of a famous person who did not receive the recognition he deserved. This blog will document my work on the book.

7 comments:

J. M. Strother said...

Hi, Susan. Your comments seem to be working. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. Have fun, and much success!
~jon

Susan Cross said...
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Robert Killen said...

Nicely done, Susan. I look forward to keeping up with your writing exploits. Cheers!

Robert (EditorsUnleashed)

Trace said...

Hi Susan. Good luck with everything. Looks like you're off to a great start with blogging.

Carol said...

Hi, Susan. I like the way your blog looks. You're off to a great start.

Linda said...

Susan,

I have every copy of Orlando Home and Leisure that has one of your articles in it.

As with those articles, your blogs are loaded with interesting insight.

I hope your writing is so successful that I run out of room to keep everything you have published!

Susan Cross said...

Thanks, all. I'm learning as I go.