About Me

I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since I was a kid. Like all writers, I began as a reader. Reading and writing were both parts of me that I didn’t share with anyone else. I have recently “broken into the business” and published my first novel in Kindle format on the Amazon Marketplace. And yet even now, I use the pen name “G.D.” to keep my anonymity. Why? Because your identity, in writing, doesn’t really matter. What matters is your words. Nothing else.

My greatest inspirations in writing are Virginia Woolf, Ayn Rand, and J.D. Salinger. My favorite works are The Fountainhead by Rand, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, and To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.

To those following this blog, I will post on a daily or once-every-two-days basis, so there is always fresh content. I will post about my publishing progress, what I’m currently working on, what I’m currently reading, and random inspirational tidbits I find. I will also exhibit my short fiction, poetry, or other essays from time to time, to build a repertoire and repository for my work.

And most importantly, I encourage you all to let me know what you’re up to and what you’re writing as well! The best part of being a writer, of course, is exchanging words with other writers.

23 responses to “About Me

  1. Thank you for commenting on “Raindrop Moons.” I appreciate your visit and visiting your blog. I read about your book and wish you success with it. My book was a non-fiction memoir about a prickly topic. It has been out on Kindle for almost a year and maybe I have sold 10 copies. Not a block-buster but then I am writing about lots of taboos, mental illness being one of them. Don’t take my experience as discouraging– your novel may be a big success. You need to get reviews. You can check out reviewers on Amazon and see what they review and send them free copies of your book to review. That’s how I got 1 out 4 of my reviews. Good luck to you!

  2. Thank you for visiting and commenting on You Cannot See Them. For me, writing is about trust. Trusting the words that come to mind and not arguing them into submission. There is always time to edit later after you first open the door to trust.

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog. I sometimes think about how good it would be to get some of my poetry published… but then I remember it’s pretty pants, and so forget that dream! I’ll come back and visit here, that’s for sure.

  4. Good luck GD, and thanks for stopping by and reading. 🙂

  5. Hi GD, Thanks very much for the like and following my blog. Congratulations on your first sale 🙂

  6. Thank you for following my blog

  7. Hi
    Thanks for the follow. I must say that A Prayer for Owen Meany was one of the best books I have ever read. Excellent story and a wonderful way to show us that we must not ignore those who are different than us. They are wonderful people and have thoughts, feelings and powerful ways of dealing with others.

    Blessings to you
    SandyO

  8. G.D. Thank you for the follow, I very much appreciate it and hope you enjoy the poetry at the Book of Pain, You will understand, I hope, that as poetry is my focus, I only follow other poets’ blogs…and have a hard time keeping up with them as it is. But again, congratulations on publishing your first book and please keep up this excellent blog! I love your enthusiasm and creativity.

  9. Thank you for your visit and your encouraging words. It is quite a boost to hear from another writer =)

  10. Matrone Bell

    I don’t really consider myself an experienced writer. I just write whats going on in my head, any way I hope you have much sucess with your book 🙂

  11. Thank you for the follow, GD. I’m enjoying your blog. Congratulations on your first sale. I also self-published, and have been thrilled with the results. I have a very niche market with my book, but people have told me of the encouragement and support they feel from my poetry. You never know what’s out there until you try. Great words about conquering fear. I could relate.

  12. I’m a writer too.not yet published but big plans ahead.all the best.everyone was born to succeed,and you will succeed

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog…I love to write from all that I learn from experience…all the best to you!

  14. Thanks so much for popping over to The Virgin Author G.D 🙂 and also for your kind words.I’m nearly through my first…straight to Kindle novel.As the time for submission nears,I may ask your advice on the mechanics of getting it up there…if that’s ok.Love form Ireland ,Mark

  15. Thanks for the visit and for following my blog.

  16. I love your background. Had to comment…cause its very engaging. I found myself turning my head sideways to read the titles. I like that 🙂 Can’t wait to read what you have to say.

  17. Thanks for the visit and follow.

  18. Thank you for checking out the poems I wrote, I can tell you I love to write them, however my most personal favorite is the “non-fiction” I turned fiction novel. I’m just more than half way through it, and have posted snippets from the first 8 chapters. I’m not sure if I will ever do anything other than finish it for myself. Happy writing 🙂

  19. Hello there GD! Thanks for sharing your blog with me. I appreciate your review of my poem “I Love Your Romance.” It’s nice to hear from other writers, and your comments were encouraging. I look forward to reading more of your good stuff.
    Warmest regards,
    ~ Deb
    debtimestories.com

  20. Hi, thanks for following my blog, returning the gesture. I’m a Virginia Woolf fan too. My favourites are ‘The Years’ and ‘Orlando’. Look forward to reading more of your blogs.

  21. HI GD, Great blog, thanks for sharing all of this. As an aspiring writer myself, I think your posts are really inspiring! Keep up the writing:)

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