Day One

I’ve started a blog. And it’s all because of my horoscope.

Not that I’m a believer in astrology, no matter that I’m a strong example of a typical Aquarius. No, my horoscope today in the free Metro Express “newspaper” said to start moving forward on a recent decision, no matter how small the step. I’ve been toying with the idea of a blog lately, just to practice writing, more than anything else. The screenplays and novels trapped in my head won’t write themselves…and, it’s been pointed out to me several times in several ways, the only way to get better at writing is to WRITE.

I commute to work via the VRE train, which I love doing, if only because I can’t stand the traffic in the DC area. It means I have an hour on the way in and an hour on the way back that’s just my time, no distractions. I recently got a Kindle Fire (awesome! thanks again, meena!) so I can get some good reading during the trip. But, as I read that horoscope today, I thought about a blog…and if I could use the KF to do it. Lo and behold, just last week, WordPress offered up an app for the KF to do it. Synchronicity strikes again!

Right now, the plan is to read on the way in (can’t give up my books!) and blog on the way out. I don’t know how long I’m going to keep this up. I don’t know if anyone’s ever going to read it. I don’t care…I’m doing this just to get the words out of my head. Facebook posts just aren’t enough. And I just want to get better at writing. According to the stars, NOW is the time to start.

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