Friday, June 12, 2009

Getting Wet

This is my first ever blog post. It's an experiment of sorts, because exhibitionist inclinations aside, I never thought I'd be one to lay it all out there. Don't get me wrong, I love being the center of attention when I have on my online alter-ego, but this is for real. My goal is to find an audience for a book that has taken me three years to write, and public perception is far more important than in in any of the places I dally just for fun.

I've made an important decision though. Who I am is who I am, and I can hear the Dread Pirate Roberts scolding me, "then why didn't you list that among our assets?" My ability to play, may very well be part of what earns me a readership, even if my writing is not nearly so silly. I know among my fan fiction *gasp* readership it has certainly contributed. My following there is what it is, partially because between updates, the playful banter is still amusing.

Thus my maintenance of 'Watery Tart' as an identifier. It pays homage to Monty Python, as everyone should, but between my love for innuendo, my naked world domination tour, and the fact that I write in the bathtub, it just seems a fitting name with which to carry out my blog.

Confessions will typically be of a literary kind (rejected again), but hopefully complaints will maintain humor, and from time to time I will make an observation that will make you laugh out loud or blush. When I send you off to try something truly outrageous, I will know I have succeeded.


pineconegirl said...

One of the wonders of blogging is that people will read what you write, and provide you instant feedback. Good luck on your journey.

Watery Tart said...

Thank you, pinconegirl! My first comment! I notice you love Harry Potter--that is my fan fiction domain. I definitely appreciate the instant feedback and luck!

Shaharizan Perez said...

Hey there,

I found this post to be insightful and it inspired me to start my own. It is going to be an interesting journey for you. Come over and see me sometime.

gaeDarkwriter said...

Best of luck in all your endeavors. =) Er, isn't writing in the tub dangerous or do you use a paper and pen?

Siv Maria said...

What a wonderful great post for your blog! Sure brings back memories doesn't it? Sooooo, another Monty Python fan. Second time I have run into him today, must be the full moon ;)Thanks for joining my party, hope you had fun rocking with the trolls!

Christopher Allen said...

I just came across this. Your first post. We all come such a long way, and I thought it was GRAND that I suddenly stumbled upon this first post after you celebrated the success of your blog. Congratulations again.