The Awkward Re-Intro
Three years. Count them. One. Two. Three years ago we started this little blog, and it’s come to our attention that if you haven’t been with us from the very beginning, you might not have a clue on who we are. That tells me a few things.
One. We’re growing.
Two. Since intros typically happen in the beginning, you might not have heard us awkwardly talking about ourselves. It’s like walking into a group of people mid-conversation. You don’t want to break the flow for introductions, so you pray you can infer enough from what’s been said.
As the Amys have already explained, we’re shaking things up here at the Parking Lot. We’re starting by reliving our awkward introductions. Well, my awkward intro. The Amys seemed to do a pretty good job at theirs. So let’s get to it. Just like ripping a Band-aid off, right?
Hello. My name is S. C. Green, and I’m a writer. Of the three of us here at the Parking Lot, I would consider myself the most novice. Though without a sale (as of yet), I’ve completed a novel, numerous short stories and flash fiction pieces, and more than a dozen collaborations. I’m working towards my goals while juggling a happy and healthy home life, a full-time job, and a newly acquired mortgage. The perspective I hope to bring to the table is of the writer/artist that’s just getting their feet wet in the business. Although, I’m not sure seven years counts as just beginning. I do think I can relate to the people out there that can only eke out a minute or two here and there to work towards their goals. Plus, I’m full of opinions.
So what do I plan on talking about? Well, besides throwing around my two cents like the old penny battles I used to have with my brother, snapping copper with enough force to lodge Lincoln in the walls. (That’s how I learned to repair drywall. True story). I’ll also be chronicling what I like to call Stray Sparks. Where ideas come from and how inspiration strikes at the most unlikely moments. In fact Amy McLane already posted something on it just the other day.
I’m also going to lay out my writing recovery. I’m sure some of you know what I mean. The writing’s going great. You’re progressing in your craft. And just when you’re about to take the next step, the writing stops. There’s a million different reasons for this. Some call it life. Some call it kids. Others call it growing up, giving up, writer’s block, or on a break. Whatever the term, you want to find your way back. I’ll recount my writing recovery for you in a segment titled Writing Up.
So that’s that.
Hopefully not too awkward.
Now if you’re so inclined, you can introduce yourself below. Maybe you have something you’d like us to talk about. Maybe a specific question for someone in particular. Throw it down in the comments. If you’d not want to make it so public, use the “Commune with the PLC” tab up top and drop one or all of us a line.