I am thrilled to share my big news with you. Today I am launching Open Road Writing, my writing consulting business.
Round about the end of May, the idea for this business occurred to me, and I've been hard at work getting everything ready for today. For many years I've done freelance writing and editing jobs, and I've started to do a lot of manuscript reviews, too. When I hit on the name Open Road Writing, I knew I had to hang all of my writing hats on one peg.
Why Open Road Writing? I wanted a name that would bring together two parts of my life: my time on the east coast, and the too brief time I spent out west. The open road connotes possibilities, journeys, and adventures, which is what writing is to me.
I'm fortunate to have had valuable assistance in creating the site. Penny served as my web guru, answering endless e-mails. Chris created the ORW logo, taking my vague statements about the 40s and pick up trucks and turning them into just the right image. Scout graciously gave me permission to use one of her sensual photos; really, I can feel the heat coming off the road in her picture. Karen edited and advised throughout.
I hope you'll check the website often. I'll be posting weekly writing prompts there, as well as tips for business and student writers. I appreciate your taking a look, and I would love to chat with you about your writing needs.
Here's to a new adventure!