If you regularly read my blog, you will know I have a love/hate relationship with publishing my work. I would much rather dance infront of 1,000 people, or teach a room full of strangers than share my writing. I mean, you have read my novel, right? Oh no, only about 20 people have ever read my novel, because I'm terrified of sharing it !! (It has rude bits!)
However, I do love writing. That feeling of loosing yourself for 5,6,7 hours as the words come tumbling out and the pages grow like knitting, forming themselves into ideas, concepts and dreams. Its addictive. For the last five years I have mostly written about belly dance, and so my two passions have collided. But the problem with writing all day, every day, is that at some point you have to share your words with the world. I am hugely blessed to have lots of great people in my life who can read and assess my writing. Poppy Maya (The Awesome Poppy Maya as she is known), is always ready to review the quality of my work. I can turn to Dawn Devine for resources, research and validation, plus she understands sentance structure and can turn my words from a C minus to an A plus. Alisha Westerfeld thinks in images, and helps bring my ideas to life, and I have a team of pro and not so pro editors who tidy up the chaos I produce.
Excuse me if I blush and hide for a couple of days. I'll just be here, at the computer, for the next five hours.... writing something that people might someday read !
If you like this blog, go back to my blog page and check out some others like:
I'm Perfect for Belly Dance (and so are you)
Why Belly Dancers need to Walk the Line
Teaching Belly Dance: Making Corrections
Being Part of the Solution
Or these Hubposts:
"Your First Belly Dance Workshop"
The Top Ten Belly Dance Tunes for Performance"
"Finding a Great Belly Dance Teacher"
Sara Shrapnell is a belly dance writer, teacher and performer.
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