Okay, so the other day, I was awarded another "Kreativ Blogger" award by Sarah who blogs at the Writer's Experiment. I am flattered by these awards, but to be honest, I feel bad because I don't invest enough of my time reading other people's blogs and commenting. I could give you several excuses as to why this is, but the truth is, I don't. My excuse is just a story. We're all busy, we all have "to do" lists, jobs, dishes to wash, laundry to fold, teeth to brush, mountains to climb, toenails to paint, etc
I don't know if you are aware of this, but I've started another project called Finding my Religion and it's taking up a lot of my time. Not only am I doing extra reading, Bible study and starting this Sunday, I'll be attending church, I'm writing about my experience, as well as blogging about it. I am a writer. Whether or not Barnes and Noble recognizes this fact is irrelevant. I am choosing to live the writing life. While the actual writing is a solitary activity, the research is not. I have to go out there and find my story, my characters, my narrative arc. I wish I had a talent for fiction, but I don't. It would be so much easier and I'd probably have a lot more time.
I don't want this blog to be neglected while I do the other one, so I need your help. I'm looking for a few things and if you know anyone or you want to step forward, I would be forever grateful. Okay, here's what I need.
1. People to interview for my Monday Mournings posts. The questions are the same for everyone. I just need people who are willing to share their story on this blog. These posts are quite popular and get the most traffic. If you're a blogger, it's a wonderful place to show your writing chops and to drive traffic to your site with the added benefit of making others feel less alone.
2. Professionals to interview. This could be a hospice volunteer, a nurse, a veterinarian, an EMT, a bio hazard cleaner, a chaplain. Heck, I've got an interview with a flight attendant coming up. Who knew there was so much death at 30,000 feet! They don't have to be a blogger. If you know someone, send them my way.
3. Guest Blogger I know you've thought about it, so here's your chance. Write a post for the death blog. Pitch me an idea that you can tell in under 600 words. Or it could be a Tuesday Movie post. I need content and you want to write. Let's be friends:)
Okay, that's my story. I need help.