Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Big Step

You may have noticed the brand new shiny link in the top right corner. Following the protocol of clicks to get it there was an emotional journey, I can tell you. I finally decided that a person who dreams of writing a book someday really ought to share her writing. And so, I present to you my writing blog, Cleverly Bleary.

Now, it represents only a teensy tiny amount of what I have actually written, but I am proud of these stories and I had fun writing them and I'm excited to see what others think.

I love to just let my imagination gush.

I love coming up with ways to describe in words what I see in my mind.

It's cathartic... creative... cleansing... and terrifying. I'm just as afraid that no one will like it as I am that someone will. If you've ever done anything creative and tried to share it with the world, you know exactly what I mean!

These short stories are assignments I gave myself to satisfy the itch to write in an immediate, succinct way. They don't have a ton of editing done on them. I just had an idea and ran with it. I love the idea of a modern fairy tale, but not the ones that have been done a hundred times.

I hope you will bookmark it and read them all sometime, even if it's not today. And just like you would like me to do if you showed me your quilt or your photo or your baby... something you have poured your heart and soul into and are proud of, please leave me an honest comment after the post. I need to know what to work on... and what to let go. What my strengths are, if I have any.

(Whew! I just shared the blog on Facebook. My heart is racing! Here goes nothin'!)

1 comment:

Richard said...

Hi Diana, I'm not sure you will remember me. My name was Natalie Fuller (it's now Orr) and I worked with Becca at the Early Learning Center in Tooele several years ago as her intervener. You can your lovely famliy even dropped by my wedding reception. I just wanted to let you know that the time I spent with Becca has been a resounding blessing in my life. My oldest child is Daniel and he was born with a genetic condition that causes global delay and mild autism. Although his disabilities are not as severe as Becca's, knowing your little girl helped to prepare me for being Daniel's mother. I still think of her and know she did so much more for me than I ever did for her. I see in Daniel that same gift for touching people's lives that Becca has. I thought a thank you was long over due.