Saturday, January 28, 2012

Check out Teen Ink and Get Published!

When I was in High School the internet was a distant concept. I'd heard of it, but I had no idea what practical uses it might have and it certainly had zero affect on my life. I wanted to be a writer. That meant someday I wanted to be published in a newsletter, or a newspaper, maybe if I was really lucky in a book. 

The whole wide world is different today. Teen Ink is a great example of the resources that are available to hone your craft. This online literary magazine is for teens, by teens. And, the best part is it's totally democratic so you can participate and read awesome stories. Plus, If you love to write, it provides a great opportunity to show the world what you've got.  Check out Teen Ink now!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Romancing the I-Phone...

I've fallen in love. Real love. I mean really, really love. With my phone. Seriously.

It all started when I opened the box. The sleek white shape called out to me. "Twitter with me," it screamed. "Facebook with me. E-mail with me." How could I resist?

Then there were the Apps. How I yearned to find more of them to fill my heart and soul. I can name that tune. I can make that reservation. I can figure out how to get somewhere. Apps make me smarter, better, happier. I can even lose weight with my Apps. 

The only problem with this love affair is how much time it takes. My husband wants my attention now and then. My job requires a great deal of focus. And even though I got 200 words written on the Evernote App once, it isn't helping me meet my word count goals. 

Still I can't let it go. I take it everywhere. I sleep with it next to me by the bed. I know that we will work it out, my I-Phone and I. Our happily ever after is still within reach.