I’ve written and published several books, but I still don’t feel like a writer. “Writers, write”, right? I look at my niece, who is always writing something, and I think she’s a writer. But me, I teach…..and occasionally cram in some writing. That’s not the same thing as someone who consistently creates with the written word. Even this blog, which I started in an attempt to get myself to journal my life regularly, has proceeded in fits and starts with lots of gaps. My husband says I’m “deadline driven” so I decided to give myself a deadline in order to push myself to develop into a real writer: I applied for, and got, a job as a biology expert for Answers.com.
As a biology expert, I will write several articles per month on topics relevant to biology. I’m excited for a number of reasons: I can help more people understand science, I’ll have deadlines to motivate me to write consistently, and I get to explore new topics for my articles. (Of course, if you know me, you know there’s a certain madness to my method…I might have to cut down on my Facebook time or my naps to make time for this new venture.)
Today, I’m hiding out in a local Starbucks to focus and get going. In fact, I just posted my first article on antibiotic resistance. If you’d like to check it out, click here. Also, if you have any suggestions for topics you’d like me to write about, please feel free to comment!