Yes, I changed the about page on this blog. When I started a couple of weeks ago, I felt very hesitant, shy about venturing into an “all about writing” blog. Although it can be tempting to hide behind an official mask, I didn’t want to present a biography with credentials because my credentials have been a lot more productive than I have been in my life. But I want to be upfront about who I am as a writer, and it’s time for me to show a little more confidence in myself. Anybody who is a writer knows that without honesty you can’t write anything of value; hiding behind shyness isn’t going to cut it.
So this is what I wrote:
As the daughter of a garbage man, I have spent my life sifting through the trash for the treasures. Now I’m sifting through my memories and the family story, re-learning my life scrap by scrap, arranging it into a memoir called Scrap.
My vision of this blog is a place for me to experiment with story, writing theory, and poetry as I continue to shape my life by writing.
My legal name is Luanne, but my blogger pen name is lucewriter to remind me that I am here to write. I’ve been a grad student, college instructor, businesswoman, mom, crazy cat lady, and more. But now my mission is to write.