I’m Cory Skurdal, a writer in Columbus, Ohio. This past summer I decided to create a website, a Facebook page, and a Linkedin page to discuss and to promote the writing that I do. I’ve been focused on playwriting for the last few years, but I’ve also written a number of short stories, and I have that draft of that novel I’ve been tinkering with for some time.
Blogging is new to me. Blogging is alien to me. I’ve decided to blog for a couple reasons. First, because I’ve never tried it before and, second, because blogging makes me nervous. For a good portion of my life I was afraid to try the things that made me nervous and the things I’d never tried before. But where does that get you?
I’ll blog about what I’m writing now and what I’ve completed. I’ll blog about the slog that writing can be, and the slog involved in promoting and marketing writing. I’ll blog about where I’ve submitted my work and the reactions and feedback I get about it. And, finally, I’ll blog about whatever happens to come to hand or to mind, and who knows what that might be?
Readers of this blog are free to provide comments and feedback. In addition, my professional e-mail address is included on the website, if you prefer that method of communication.
I will set a few ground rules for commenting and e-mailing because my mother raised me right:
1) We will all use our best manners;
2) I will not be rude and neither will you.
3) I will not engage in flame wars and neither will you.
4) We will practice courtesy and civility in all communications.
So, there we are, and here we go. The website and facebook page go live today. I am quite excited and, yes, I am also a little nervous.