A year ago I didn’t have this little blog. I’d tried and failed to write had all but given up. I like to write, but felt that I wasn’t doing it right, that this wasn’t writing, or that I didn’t have the time to devote to writing. There were no plans to start another blog. Then I went to BOLO.
BOLO, or Blog Out Loud Ottawa, changed that. I went that night last summer and sat and listened to many great Ottawa authors speak their written word. I was introduced to some of the authors that I read already, and exposed (literally to one) to many more. The best part was hearing them tell the stories that they had written. It gave an added dimension to their writing, and inspired me to try again.
Fast forward one year, and I was brave enough to submit a post for review. It is one of my favourite posts. I hoped that it would get chosen, and was scared that it would. The good news is?! It did! I’ll be bloggin’ out loud this coming Thursday at the Prescott, along with 20 of ottawa’s many talented authors. I am incredibly honoured, scared shitless, and really excited. More info about the event, including my incredibly kind and blush-inducing profile can be found at www.blogoutloud.org
There are also a number of Ottawa-based amateur and professional photogs, myself included, who will be displaying their work at the event. I think I am equally excited to see these!