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September 20th, 2005

Get on with it!

Last May, I had no clue what 'blogging' meant.

Is it blowing your nose while jogging?  Clogging around the block?  Is a 'blogger' a blonde lumberjack working for a Swiss logging company?

Thank God my writing buddy/mentor Pam Smallcomb was around to gently whisper the true meaning in my ear.  An online journal, huh?  Cool!  I can do that!  So, after taking a blogging class by Lara Zeises in July, I decided to start one of my own.  In September, once the kids went back to school.

But now it's September 20th.

Why did it take me twenty days to start?  Because of this.  The first entry.

I'm serious!

I have lots of ideas on what to write later, all jotted down in my little notebook, but this first entry has me completely worried.  What should I say?  How do I start?  Do I give my life story, or a quick hey, hello, welcome to my blog, please tune in tomorrow?

But, rather than sit around and sweat this for ANOTHER twenty days, I'm going to dive right in and get on with it.  So, allow me to formally introduce myself.

*Ahem*

My name is Laura Bowers.  I write mostly young adult novels and my first book, Beauty Shop for Rent, will be coming out in Spring 2007 with Harcourt.  I like: horseback riding, archery, baseball (the GREATEST sport ever,) reality TV (so addicted,) chilly fall weather, hugs from my husband and watching my children grow.  I don't like: noisy eaters, sauerkraut (what IS that stuff,) hot, humid weather, being away from my husband and knowing my children will be grown before I know it.

Whew!  My first journal entry is officially completed.  Now, all I have to do is post it.  Post the sucker and get it over with.  Just hit the update button . . . any minute now . . . yep, just hit that button, girl . . .

Which I'm gonna do . . . right . . . now.