I’m an aspiring author and sometimes amateur photographer. This blog is where I think through my writing aspirations and post my photography. I draw inspiration from traveling, and I’ve tried to translate my experiences over the years into stories and pictures. Creativity is a journey, and my destination is a mountain.
Sojourner Mountain is still relatively new, and relatively small. But it’s growing, and I’m excited how it’s beginning to pick up steam. This blog is first and foremost about creativity. The most common things that you’re going to see here are photography that inspires me (or a submitter), creative writing, and resources that I find that I think can be of use to other writers. Although the primary focus is on creative writing and photography, I hope to eventually (with your help) present other art forms on here as well.
I started this blog because I knew that there was a massive online community of creativity out there, and I wanted to get to know it. I wanted to create some space where I could share my writing with other new and aspiring authors, and to see what others had to offer.
My writing background: I wrote my first novel manuscript last year. If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time you probably know that I’m editing it now, and I hope to have that completed by the end of January. Once that is finished, I plan to devote significant time to getting it in front of an agent and eventually published.
My other writing gig is providing articles for Yahoo! News. Because I spent over a decade in the US Air Force, I was asked to write articles on current events about “hot button” topics that deal with the military (I recently asked permission to expand my subject area to include “Homeland defense” topics). I’ve been doing this since October, and although its not the creative writing that I ultimately want to do, I love it.
There are a number of high quality blogs out there that focus on creative writing. I look at them as role models. The primary difference between these other sites and Sojourner Mountain, I think, is that I want to blend inspiration here and translate it into writing or other creative expression. So I invite you to join, and to share with your other followers who might like to come along as well. And if you know of other creative writing sites that you’d like to share, please let me know