Today, rather than original thoughts, I share with you original art!
Just before the holidays, I started working with a designer on a new website. Our goal was to have it up and running by January 31st. And, Voila! Here it is!!
Writing is most often a solitary enterprise, so when I have an opportunity to connect with other creative people, it's very exciting, particularly when we are on the same wave-length. It doesn't feel like work. Like my writing critique groups, there is a passion for the job at hand, so it's hard to label it as "work." It's time-consuming but oh-so exhilarating -- both the process and the end product.
So, here you are... I introduce to you Linda Malcolm's newly designed website! Let me give you a little tour.
Musings, where you are now, is the home of my most current writing. Yes, as Linda Malcolm looks at gathering more readers from the world-at-large, "Hump Day Shorts," will be renamed. "Musings" will take their place. For those of you who have been around for awhile, you and I both know what Hump Day Shorts are, and in the foreseeable future, you'll get word of a new "Musing," most likely still on Wednesdays - or whenever Hump Day lands that particular week!
My Home page is a little like the Table of Contents in a book. On this page, before I scroll down, I get caught up in the video footage at the top of the page and imagine that I'm flying over the cornfields near the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, airport on my way home. I highly recommend just hanging out here for a bit, particularly if you live out-of-state and miss those perfect corn rows.
Staying Strong is now a very visible section on my site. While I don't want to daily relive the year of breast cancer, my hope is that a greater good will be served by that year if other people connected to breast cancer can read my raw, unedited journal and glean something from it. I don't revisit the writing often... and I sit near tears telling you to take a look. I've shared it with a few women underground and it has seemed to help in some way, so here it is. Don't miss the "Chemo Camo" photo gallery: photos of bald me applying "camouflage" and becoming a nearly unrecognizable chemo patient. These photos were taken eight years ago this week.
Photography is straightforward: Photos from my travels and my life.
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Finally, About Linda is meant for newbies to my writing who wonder what the heck this site is all about. It's a good place for new readers to get a taste of my slice of life writing.
Now, until next week, you'll have a little something to read! Feel free to leave comments on any posts. I'm happy to chat with you along the way on this new adventure!