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Of Writing and Blogging, and the State of Oz.

The wonderful wizard of Oz has nothing on me. I have so many things to do: start this blog, write a book, balance home and other commitments. They all are fun in their own way.  The problem is I often wish someone would come and transport me somewhere else and the wonderful land of Oz would be a good possibility.

What I am writing is:  a non fiction book about the Transylvanian Saxons of Romania and their experiences of the Second World War.  The Saxons of Romania are a small group of Germans who came to live in that area. Then they were, for all intents and purposes, kicked out of Romania at the conclusion of the war simply because they were Germans. My goal is to write and have a book published in a reasonable time frame about this.
 I’m sure it will be a challenge and something I will grow from.  I can see myself finding out new ways to research and to grow as a writer.  I don’t thing of myself as having a lot of smoke and mirrors so I am excited to see what this journey will be like.  Blogging will help me on this path too.
Writing is a way of life

I find writing so much fun, but it takes up so much of my time. Still, it is something I am passionate about, especially the research and writing of a book. It will be fun to get it published. Here’s hoping I’ll have it done by September and that I can get people interested before the Remembrance Day rush.  I have begun looking into which company can publish a book like mine and I hope this will allow me to make money with my writing.

Blogging, or publishing a blog post, is a means to build my readership, but I can also see that people need to have a reason to come here.  On that front, my blog, and my blog posts are what worry me the most.  I can write a blog post.  I can edit it reasonably well, but it is the marketing that scares me the most.

So, welcome to my new readers.


  • Amy

    I can't believe this is your first blog post, you've come a long way- it's different now than it ever was. The state of oz is quite cute.