Ah, March 1st. Never has a winter flown by like this one. Credit the mild weather. And a very busy few months.

Most of the month of February was consumed by daily assignments for the Blogging 101 course, an experience I highly recommend to aspiring bloggers. Most of the assignments would have been less time consuming, were it not for my limited tech skills. But I covered that before, so I won’t belabor it.


Much time was devoted to rewrites of Gram & Me, an exercise still in progress. I’m liking what’s developing. So I’m less conscious (or disturbed by) missing my arbitrary deadlines and more focused on completing a novel that stands out in the avalanche of queries and manuscripts falling into the hands of agents.

vintage books with cup of coffee,magnifying glass, free copy space

In addition to updating my website, I also spend considerable time reading and commenting on other blogs. I’m sometimes overwhelmed by the barrage of posting notices I receive for the blogs I subscribe to. Frankly, reading and commenting on every one would become a full time job, if I allowed it. I’ve adjusted my settings on most to no more frequently than daily. Even with that, I wake most days to 40-50 blog-related emails, so I’m thinking of resetting to weekly. It’s not that I don’t enjoy them—I only subscribe to those with subject matter of interest to me. I simply have to prioritize use of time.

So what’s next for this blog, now that Blogging 101 has ended? Because of my experience with other blogs, I’m limiting my feature posts to weekly, focusing on topics related to writing and publishing. Some may be re-blogs of outstanding posts I’ve read on other sites. Others will hit on personal writing/publishing experiences that may provide insights for fellow writers and useful information I’ve found in other sources. If I’m moved by other subjects, unrelated to writing (Ipostings may be more frequent in some weeks.

What issues/challenges/topics in the broad writing and publishing arena would interest you?

See you next week!

About Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. My last three novels, THE EYES HAVE IT, IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES and STAR CATCHING, are available in e-book format through Amazon and other formats by request here or on my website. AUTUMN COLORS was my first novel and is still available through Amazon and B&N in multiple formats. My early writings are women's fiction, one also suitable for YA. My work-in-progress is a historical fiction about the Armenians who settled in Troy, NY in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Come visit me at my website:
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  1. Amanda says:

    I can’t think of anything specific, because I know so little on the subject now-but I’m hoping to learn through your insight and experiences ☺️ can’t wait!


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