Monday, January 5, 2015

What's in a name?

Deciding on a blog name is often a pretty nerve wracking decision.  It will be how you are defined out on the Internet.  It should encompass everything about you in just a few words.  And at the same time you want to make sure it's unique and no one else already has it.

It took me a while to come up with the title of this blog, Write in the Open.  I tried several other variations first.  But what kept coming back to me was the quote I wrote for myself in my 8th grade year book, "Inside each of us there is a story...only a few have the courage to tell it."

I honestly believe that's true.  I think everyone in the world can write something....a blog, a book, a poem, a song, etc.  But what sets some people apart from others is the courage to put their words out in the world for others to read, judge, scrutinize.  They have the courage to write out in the open, sharing it with others instead of keeping it locked away for only their own eyes.  That decision to put it all out there, is hard.  But like they said, if it was easy then everyone would do it.

This space is to share my journey as I prepare to send my book out into the open.  So come with me, and share your stories with everyone else.  Have the courage to Write in the Open.