Friday, November 03, 2006

An Introduction

It occurs to me that I've yet to properly introduce myself, despite the fact that this blog has been up and running since July. Well, there's no time like the present, right? That adage doesn't normally slip so easily from my tongue. I'm ECR: wife, mother, writer and supreme procrastinator.

College educated in the liberal arts, I work at home as a freelance writer. I've been doing so since my daughter was born in July of 2005. I feel more secure in my own personal and professional identity now that I am a wife and mother than I ever did when it was just me. Free from the distractions of a 40-hour work week outside the home, I’ve been able to concentrate on my family, my writing, and myself.

Parenthood hasn’t come easy to my husband and I, not in terms of how we relate to our daughter or how we relate to each other, but it has made us a family. We may not know always how to communicate, but we sure love to talk. We are rabid advocates of free speech, and it is evident in how we raise our daughter. She is currently exercising said right with much passion in the form of "dad," “look,” “dog,” “thank you,” “hat,” and “gak.”

I blog in search of the discipline necessary to the write the novels I've known I would write since I was five years old. I blog in search of the words. I didn't know I was blogging for the community I would find here, but it turns out that's part of it, too. It's a community compelling me to write every day this month as part of NaBloPoMo.

So, for the rest of you bloggers out there who are committing your words to computer screens all over the world for 30 straight days, tell me this: who are you? With a month's worth of whitespace to fill, I hope you'll have no excuse to dismiss this burning question.

6 comments:

Mary-LUE said...

ECR, This is so great. Thanks for sharing about who you are and doing a wonderful job of it at that. And thanks for the writing prompt! I will definitely take up the that challenge especially since I, too, am participating in NaBloPoMo.

Tater and Tot said...

It's nice to meet you, ECR! Thanks for stopping by and reading me! I've been a lurker here and will continue to visit you often. Although I'm not participating in the NaBloPoMo (I'm always a day late and a dollar short!) I have committed to myself to write as often as I can this month. I hope you will stop by again!

Lauren said...

I'm a pip!

Linda said...

Very nice of you to "flesh" yourself out a little bit and I am quite looking forward to the novel that you will someday write. If it can make me laugh like your posts do, it will be well worth whatever money I have to spend on it!

Elizabeth said...

I discovered your blog while reading through the NaBloPoMo list, and thought I'd introduce myself! I've slapped together a blog in time to participate, I think it's a great idea. Let's see if I can keep it up :)

Anyway, I enjoyed your blog and will continue to read.

T. said...

Good to know you, ECR.

But I would read you even if you were a gun-toting hillbilly who couldn't cook and was obsessed with golf.

I just like reading what your little brain comes up with. Have fun this month!