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 ( and GRAND Magazine ( 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.


J. M. Strother said...

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

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...


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.