Hello World! It’s me, Donna…

…And today, October 10, 2012, I am confidently stepping out of the closet and officially declaring myself a WRITER. And not to be confused with the other Donna Weidners of this world, of which there are oddly many, I’ll say it again:

I, Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner, am a WRITER.

There. I said it. And the walls are still standing, which, considering that I now live in Northern California, must be yet another sign from the universe that NOW is the right time to start taking my writing seriously. The Butt Kick From Beyond that I received a few years ago was clearly not specific enough. Wouldn’t you agree that driving behind a car with a license plate that read D WRITE must have been a message for someone else? some other ‘D’ ? Wouldn’t the universe send me a notification in the mail to make sure that they had the right person?

No. I knew it was for me. I was just being a big, fat chicken. I didn’t have the guts to put myself out there for all to see and comment on. It would have been like riding public transportation naked. In fact, maybe now I can see how moving to the San Francisco Bay area–where some people do actually ride the bus naked–had a hand in my coming out party of sorts. Could seeing real people in their birthday suits walking around the city, unconcerned by the random comments made about their choice of non-apparel, have been key in building up my confidence? Possibly. Well, all I can say is that I am thankful to what or whom ever is responsible for shoving me onto the bus destined for LIVE YOUR PASSION. I have decided to push my fear aside, take my socks off, and start growing into my ‘writer’ shoes barefoot. That’s about as naked as I’m going to get. Now I am ready to share my journey and my adventures with you. This is your invitation to join me, in my world, if only for a while.

This blog’s focus is on lifting spirits, making people laugh, and joining me in seeing the glass half full. It’s all about sharing adventures, both everyday and far-away ones. At the same time, it is meant to support new bloggers and writers just as I have been supported by The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and my critique groups. At this point, I also want to thank Kristen Lamb for her outstanding advice and book Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer. Kristen showed up at the very moment I made a conscious decision to embark on the Road to Blogdom. She was the stinger on the bee, the facilitator of The Butt Kick From Beyond that I needed to get started.

But really, let’s face it. The best thing about this blog is YOU–my reader. And I look forward to hearing from you too. If you’d like to regularly join me, even though I just started a sentence with both and and but, you may subscribe by email in the side bar or hit the cute little follow button in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

So? Have you also experienced gentle nudges or smacks in the head directed at you from the universe and ignored them? I’d like to hear about it…please share, and thank you for visiting.

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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24 Responses to Hello World! It’s me, Donna…

  1. Vic says:

    You are so funny! I can’t wait until you write some more!

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  2. Cheryl says:

    Brilliant, Donna. Excited to follow your wisdom!! Hope to see you soon. xoxo, Cheryl

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  3. Nina Kozain says:

    Well, Donna. All I can say is, it’s about time! I am looking forward to much more…
    With love,

    Nina

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  4. jane ENglish says:

    Hi Donna — I’ve also been thinking about doing a blog — maybe seeing you doing it will give me the courage to start!

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  5. Silvia Moelle says:

    Thank you Donna how nice to here from you
    Congratulation for the Blog which I will follow!!
    Love Silvia

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  6. Sven Nieder says:

    Yeah! RSS Feed is on my list. Looking forward to the news!
    Thank you again for the gorgous “Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuag Lightexpedition” translation and the books that are still on the pipeline to be published.

    Sven.

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  7. Carmel Festa says:

    Donna, I’m so happy for you! You are such a gifted writer. This is great!!

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  8. Henriette says:

    Congratulations Donna. Looking forward to read more and more. Love. Henriette.

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  9. Barbara Mazone says:

    Hey Donna, I am so proud of you for starting this blog. It’s about time!!!!!!!!!! I see books being published in your future. Best of luck kiddo.

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  10. Zohreh says:

    Dear Donna,
    Great…..writing is Wonderful and I’m so happy following you via your Blog now!
    All the best,
    Zohreh

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  11. Val Bielenberg says:

    Congrats Donna, you are off to a great start!

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  12. Aléia G. Sporer says:

    Ta Daaaaa!
    One more girl crawling out of her nest to show her sparkling Self. Congrats, dear Donna. San Francisco surely supports your wild, crazy side more than Icking :-)))) Keep on dancing!

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  13. Heinz-Werner Zander says:

    Donna!
    Longing for more …

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  14. mother says:

    dearest daughter, how wonderful i am sooo proud of you, well you know some of this talent does come from me, good luck love mom

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  15. Camel Jockey says:

    Ma très cher Donna, Je suis fière de toi et j’espère que tu continue avec ton blog. A bientôt de te lire. John

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  16. Petra Bardon-Stroebele says:

    Donna! Haven’t heard from you in years! What a surprise. I am looking forward to following your blog.

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  17. Sue k says:

    Hi Donna . this is exciting and calming at the same time , just like yoga. good luck, keep the Chi flowing.

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  18. Cheryl says:

    That’s great Donna! Welcome to the world of writing and free expression! Congrats xoxoxo

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  19. Tracey says:

    Congratulations Donna!! You are an inspiration and I can’t wait to see what else you have to say!!

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  20. airline7 says:

    Donna, I am so excited for you and for me. I can’t wait to read all about it!

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