Three Years on the Crooked Road


Recently, WordPress informed me that this blog is three years old.

Three years ago, I started the blog as a place to put examples of my writing that potential editors could look at when I sent them pitches. I only wrote when I really had something important to say and when I had time to write a “quality writing sample.” Over time I realized that it helped if those writing samples were recent, so I tried to write more often. This year I committed to becoming someone who actually wrote, instead of someone who talked about being a writer, so I set up an editorial calendar with a goal of posting twice weekly for as long as I kept my day job, and three times each week once I went freelance. I have only missed that goal once so far this year. This brought in a lot of new readers. It’s not just my mom and my cousin Jackie anymore. As we head into the fourth year of Crooked Road blogging, I’d like to ask all of you a few questions about where we should be headed.

What else do you want to see here in 2015?

Since I’ve never used the poll feature in WordPress before, I’m not sure how it’s going to work once I hit publish. I am pretty sure it won’t let you choose all that apply, and I am absolutely sure that I always hate how the answer choices in polls don’t quite match up with the answers I’d like to give. So please use the comments to clarify your answers, address topics I left out, or share any other ideas about the blog. But please be gentle. Remember it’s my first time.



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