New Adventures

A couple of weeks ago I announced my plan to get 50 rejections by the end of the year.  As of today, I have four rejections with three pieces still under consideration.  I know that’s not a blindingly fast start to my plans, but I have an excuse.

Or rather an opportunity has come up, that I’ve decided to take.  It’s so nice that I’ve decide I’ll risk not making it to 50, to pursue it.

I’ve been in conversation or rather an email exchange with the good folks over at Today’s Author and they’ve kindly asked me to join their group of writers.  They are dedicated to helping encourage writers to keep writing.  They offer writing prompts, a support forum, and posts from the writing team offering insight and encouragement.

Today they posted my bio page here  and soon my introductory post will be published.  I’ll let you know when it’s up.  If you’re interested in improving your writing or just need some encouragement to keep writing, stop by Today’s Author and see what’s going on over there.

This is something new for me and gives me an outlet for a bunch of blog posts that don’t really fit into what I do here on Andrew’s view of the Week.  I’ll be maintaining my posting schedule here, and of course I’ll let you know when Today’s Author publish my words.

I am excited about joining the crew and hope they’ll find my little writings useful.  What I like about this opportunity is the fact that it is a way for me to practice a couple of useful skills: meeting a deadline and writing for a specific audience.  There are times on this blog where I can get lazy and just skip a post; and sometimes picking a topic to write about can be a challenge.  When the whole world is open to me to write about, I find I can waste a lot of time exploring options rather than writing.

More importantly though, I hope this will be a way to give a little back to the writing community and possibly help someone else out there on their journey.

Community is the word and one of the many reasons I’ve continued writing here.  Over the few years I’ve been posting, I’ve gathered a few blog followers and follow a few blogs myself.  It’s hard to describe the good feeling I get when a blog friend clicks the like button on something I’ve posted.

I am thankful to all of you who keep coming back to look at this blog and I always look forward to reading the bloggers I follow.

Till next week,
Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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33 Responses to New Adventures

  1. Congratulations Andrew, how exciting!

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  2. Janice Wald says:

    Hi Anrdrew!
    Congratulations on being in that group of writers. This is huge!
    I was so excited to read that you followed my blog. I only met 1 fifteenth of your criteria, so I was really sweating it out! Seriously, I am very flattered. I wrote Chris and told him and thanked him for the reblog. Welcome!
    Janice

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  3. Gargi Mehra says:

    Congratulations, Andrew! From the bio there I came to know that you too are a fellow software professional like me. Its always nice to find writers with a similar profile!

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  4. Today’s Author has a great new contributor in you and I wish you the very best. Will definitely go have a look.

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  5. restlessjo says:

    Sounds like a good idea, Andrew. I should probably do something similar but my life has a habit of running away with me. I think I must need a time management course 🙂

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  6. artseafartsea says:

    Congratulations Andrew! Best of luck in your new endeavor.

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  7. LuAnn says:

    Congratulations Andrew! I will have to check out Today’s Author. Looking forward to reading some of your writings on their site.

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  8. koehlerjoni says:

    Congratulations, Andrew. I will check Today’s Author out.

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  9. I too followed them and look forward to your other posts there. Way to go with the perseverance. Your story is a great example for my Haiku posted yesterday. You mightn’t get where you want to go by the path you expected, but you are definitely getting there! Congratulations! You totally deserve this!! Melissa 🙂

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    • Andrew says:

      My father would have called it, “Stick-to-itive-ness” The oversimplified version is set a goal, keep working at it and tell everyone your working on it. and I like your Haiku. Keep writing.

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      • I like it, made up words always amuse me and show great creativity. 🙂
        ‘Tell everyone your working on it’. Completely agree. Makes such a difference in it becoming real.

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  10. I’m so excited to have you on the TA team, Andrew. I’m going to check your bio right now.

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    • Andrew says:

      Exciting times for me too. I am looking forward to writing with all of you. I finished the first draft of my intro post last night. Now it just needs a bit of copy editing before I send it over.

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  11. lorieb says:

    sounds like fun, congratulations, I will follow along

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  12. Stacy says:

    Thanks for letting us know about Today’s Author. Sounds like a great group. I’ll have to check them out. P.S. I received my 16th poetry rejection yesterday! 🙂

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  13. .hartland. says:

    All the best with your new found crew, Andrew!
    Due to following the links I enjoyed a chuckle over these lines: ‘Among the first to build and use a personal computer, but among the last to buy a smart phone. I am a high tech Luddite.’
    You have a wonderful pace and wit 😀

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  14. nimi naren says:

    Great Andrew. Do let us know when your work gets published. Have a great week

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  15. I am confident you’ll find fresh inspiration as well as gain new focus because of your new group! If you don’t have all 50 rejections, it might be because along the way you find a publisher! Good for you, Andrew.

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  16. Andrew, congratulations. Thanks for letting us know about Today’s Author. I am now following them. They may be the encouragement needed to finish my novel.
    Look forward to read your posts on their blog.
    Shine On

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