Thursday, September 6, 2007

Greetings and Welcome

Welcome to my blog. I wish we could sit and chat about life or at the very least, that I could offer you a hot cup of coffee or a great glass of cabernet as you browse my blog site, but I don't know if you're 21 -- you'll have to supply your own libation. Since this is the first entry, you'll be finished in a flash -- at least your coffee won't grow cold nor the cab too warm!

My blog is about any and all things related to writing: reading, writing, books, personal essay, freelance work, journalism, and about life. I think everyone can write -- if you can speak, you can write. Yes, there are those who can speak (and write) better than others, but I don't believe it when people tell me they can't write. Pshaw!

For example, take the phrase 'Right now I am .....' and fill it in. And keep going. (I'm borrowing this phrase from Hal Zina Bennett's book, Write from the Heart). I don't suppose he can own this phrase but since I use it and I did find it in his book, I feel I owe him a nod.

If I'm at Peets or Starbucks rummaging through my brain, picking and throwing things over my shoulder that wouldn't be worth writing about, I go back to 'Right now I am ....' and zap up comes up something. Just like leap frog I find myself hopping from one thought to another. Eventually, I have a story. Or I don't. Either way works. If it's not a good write, fine, I've practiced. If I've created something worthwhile, I can polish it up and send it out (maybe).

Right now I am .... looking forward to you visiting my blog.

14 comments:

Kelly said...

Great start the blog, Cindy. I look forward to reading more!

singleton said...

Nice to meet you, Neighbor! I have a feeling this gonna be one of those "gotta reads".....Welcome to Bloggin' Street!

she said...

right now i am so happy to read a post authored by you and welcome you to the blogosphere

right now i am deeply grateful: filled with memories of what a huge impact you had on my life in such a short amount time

and right now i am signing off to go read more posts

God shine! ~s.

Cindy said...

Singleton

thank you for visiting--I'm excited to have moved onto Bloggin' Street -- looks like it's a great little community!

Cindy said...

she said..
you are a love. thank you for your oh so sweet comments...the honor is mine. you are stretching into full bloom, my frined. It is lovely to watch....thank you for the warm and wonderful welcome. as soon as I figure out how to add you to lists etc I will

Cindy said...

Kelly,
Thanks for taking a peek at scribble scrabble! I'm glad you did. And yes, there will be more. I'm trying to figure out how to add differnet things -- like a place for visitors to find writing prompts...at least right now I am...

Karlene said...

What fun reading your blog Cindy...it's like sitting down with you over a cuppa and hearing about your adventures. A delightful visit.
Karlene

Cindy Luck said...

Karlene...
So glad you dropped by--thanks for reading my scribble scrabble...
~c

crazy4crystals said...

Cindy, you are obviously a fabulous writer and well on your way to creating a wonderful Blogspot. I'll definitely be back to read more.

Cindy said...

crazy4crystals..
Thank you! It's been such fun getting the blog up and running considering my rather inept computer skills -- as it turns out it is literally step by step--it is so easy! Glad to hear you'll drop in again. I appreciate that.
~c

Andrew said...

Mom, ehem, I mean complete stranger, welcome to the blogosphere. Articles look good, keep it up. Look forward to reading the book!

Cindy said...

andrew said...
thanks for dropping by. Glad you like the articles and I know it must come as a shock that I could actually set up a blog -- surprise!
~Mom

mrst said...

My suibblesquabble cuz,

I am quite impressed with your writings. I have always known you
were made of the right stuff. Keep it up, and you be a best seller. Love ya, Chessy

Claudia said...

Cindy,

I found your blog when reading blogs of women boomers. I like to see what
other women boomers are doing and thinking. So glad I found yours.
Mine is: www.clph.blogspot.com
I'll continue to read yours.
Claudia