I am excited to announce that I have just started my YouTube channel: The Delete Key!
I call it “The Delete Key” like my blog, because “A real writer knows when to hit the delete key.”
I have had so much fun this past year growing my channel, A Happy Hoarder, that I thought I’d add a new channel to show share my joy of writing, reading, and watching movies with GREAT stories!
In 2013, I went through the challenging publishing process of my first book, The Kitchen Dance.
I thought I knew what I was doing then. I mean I read books on writing, but more important…I READ BOOKS period!
You see, I am a reader!
Or I should say, “Listener” because I have always preferred to listen to audiobooks over page turning because I’m like a Raccoon and love to keep my hands busy doing something else besides turning pages…like playing solitaire, mahjong, or games on my iPad but mostly because I am an artist and I enjoy listening to a good book while creating my art.
Now, I have written a LOT of books, screenplays, plays, and stories and I have many more ideas jotted down for future projects…but I have only published one book. And it wasn’t a great experience…at all.
How does this make ME a writer you ask?
Because I know when to hit the delete key!
In other words, I know how important editing is to the process and if YOU are a writer, then you know what I mean.
Because pouring all your thoughts out on paper is one thing. But creating something someone else would want to read is another.
Since publishing The Kitchen Dance, I have read SOOOOO many books on writing and attended enough group meetings, seminars, workshops, and conventions that HAD I been taking college courses instead…I would have at least a master’s degree. AND THEN…you’d believe I knew what I was talking about!
I just know that at first, writing was very organic for me.
I knew what I liked to read so I wrote what I liked. Then I once started studying “How to Write” that pretty much killed my will to publish. BUT I STILL LOVE TO WRITE!
SO, what I really feel that I need is a mentor. Not some fancy pants published author who charges a nominal fee for their advice.
I wanted someone who not only knew about the process of writing, the challenges of publishing, and MOST important…WHAT do people really want to read?
Since I couldn’t find that someone (or afford that someone), I thought I’d just create a new channel where liked minded people can communicate about what MAKES a good story.
Therefore, I will be covering BOOKS I’ve read or am reading, MOVIES, PLAYS, and what I have learned or am still learning about writing.
And I’d really love for you to be a part of it!
So please join me, and leave a comment, even if you don’t agree with everything I say, AFTER ALL that is how a writer creates “friction” in a story.
AND remember “A real writer knows when to hit the delete key.”