Writing Wins and Woes

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Well, I am a writer. That goes without saying.  But why am I here blogging to you about writing?

I am blogging because three years ago when I started my writing quest, I was a total novice and had little support from anyone to guide me in my writing journey.  The world was full of books by experienced authors and I felt discouraged with the process of becoming a professional writer.  While I haven’t gotten to the professional writer status yet, I am on the journey.

Yes, I am a Christian and as Christians, we are all on a faith journey.  Writing is a faith journey, too.  It takes faith to get up everyday and start writing, not knowing if your product is going to be good, mediocre or just plain lousy. The lesson learned is to write, write and write some more.  Learn from others. Support other writers. Read a lot. Put yourself out there and submit your work. I haven’t arrived.  As I got involved in the business of writing, I found that there were three payments for freelance writers; token, semi-pro and professional. I guess I find myself between the token and semi-pro phase of writing. Wherever we are at as writers, it’s more important to write and enjoy the writing that we do.

So, what is my blog about? My blog is mostly about sharing my writing journey. I share the publishers I submit to so other writers can submit to them also if they want to. I share my acceptances and rejections in a brag box/whine box so others can see the writing journey in a practical way. When I first started, I stumbled across a writer doing this and it was so encouraging to know when I received a rejection, I wasn’t alone. I offer advice; not because I know so much but because I’m still learning. To be honest, I blog to find other writers out there who share my love of writing. Together, we can encourage others to write on.

Meet Shari

ShaJanuary 2014 017ri L Klase  has been writing for about three years.  She has published numerous short stories in magazines and ezines.  She lives with her artist husband, teenage writer daughter and her year old corgi, Lucy, who has been on a rampage in her house since they got her as an 8 week old puppy.



  1. Julie says

    Thank you for this encouraging post, Shari. I am also a discouraged, beginning, indie-published writer. It helps to know there are others on this journey! -Julie

  2. Shirl says

    Really needed to read this TODAY!!! I love writing, but sometimes it seems like such a chore AND I often find myself questioning why I’m doing it……………..it’s simple I LOVE IT!!! But, I want others to love it too so over think and re-write almost EVERYTHING, which is frustrating in itself!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Julie says

    Keep on writing, Shari! It’s cool that your teenage daughter likes to write too. Your passion for it must be contagious.

  4. pearl Olanrewaju says

    Hi Shari, I will like to know your blog. I have not even started out writing. But I am thinking about it and I just by chance stumbled on this article. I think Somehow God led me to it because I have been thinking alot about writing lately. It will be nice to follow your blog and learn your experience. Thank you

  5. Robyn says

    Thanks for sharing Shari! I share in the struggle first hand as I try to begin a writing career; it is always nice to hear other’s experiences. I believe writing takes a lot of courage and faith. It can be so heart wrenching to check the comment section only to hear crickets chirping….empty….but I do not allow myself to get discouraged. I would love to have you check out a post I wrote about what blogging is teaching me and let me know what you think! Check it out here http://essenceofafamily.weebly.com/home/what-blogging-is-teaching-me

    Happy Writing,

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