Thanks for a Great 2011

The 2011 year has been great to my writing career.

I joined the lovely gals at BookEndBabes, continued to write some great pieces for the Center Square Journal family, joined the HappyFanTickets team, and thanks to the lovely Samantha Abernethy, obtained the most awesome new contract position.

Most importantly, I started this blog. I want to thank my guest bloggers and seven questioners, you know who you are, for adding insight and inspiration to my blog since its inception in June. And to my readers, I wouldn’t be writing if it wasn’t for you!

My blog wouldn’t have been a success without you and your support. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart!

2012 is going to be a bigger and better year for Person of Letters. Look for some changes, new topics and more in the new year!

I Think I’ve Been Converted: Why I Love My Kindle

I have been obsessed with my new Kindle. Rather than write a whole new post about it, I thought I’d share what I wrote for BookEndBabes yesterday. I look forward to hearing about why you enjoy your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-reader. Click here to read the post in its original format.

While I usually love to share my latest read with you all, today I’d like to share why I’m an e-reader convert.

For my birthday this year I got a Kindle. For a long time now, I’ve been telling everyone that it just wouldn’t be the same as reading a book. I grew up in the library and love the musty smell of a book just taken off the shelf. I thought I would miss the feel of a book and the turning of the pages.

I’m a convert. The cover I ordered makes it feel as I’m holding a real book, which has made the transition easier. The idea of having a new book right at my fingertips is amazing. I also love the idea of being able to share books with my best friend because she has a Kindle too.

But my favorite part of my Kindle is discovering new authors that I may not have come across if I didn’t have a Kindle. I also love the thought of supporting authors who are just starting out. I am also happy to give back to those who I have met through social media and have afforded me the opportunity to share my thoughts with all of you.

My first download was Jamie’s Let Us Prey. Everyone who loves a strong female character and a good mystery should pick this up immediately. I’m only about halfway through and I love it. A book has to be good to make me almost miss my train stop to and from work on multiple days.

Malena and Vivi you are next!

I’m really glad I embraced this new technology, but I can’t say that I won’t pick up a real book now and again.

I’ve Been Feeling Uninspired…

First and foremost I want to thank all of you who have been checking back to see if I have written a new blog post. I’ve been uninspired. Very uninspired. I don’t know why, but my new inspiration came through one of my other blogging gigs. Many of you know that I blog for BookEndBabes once a month.  My new-found spirit to write is a result of my BookEndBabes post.

I feel like this is another new beginning for me. It’s not often that I feel like I can relate to someone, but Ms. McNeal’s journey touched me in a way I have never felt before. I didn’t feel so alone in my writing journey. Now I am a girl with a plan and a new mentor.

I didn’t decided to be a writer for the money. None of us did. We do it because we love it. To survive, many of us used our charge cards for what we though were necessary things at the time, but in retrospect was not a good idea. (I really didn’t need those shoes…) I include myself in this category. I knew it was an issue, but McNeal brought to light that I can get out of debt by doing things that I love.

Starting next month, I’m going to be a Frugalista. And I’ll be sure to share with you all of my freelance gigs and ways I am expanding my professional growth. I don’t know what is in store for me, but I feel like some good things will be coming my way.

Be sure to check out The Frugalista herself. I hope you are inspired too.