I have several blogs besides this one. There are my fanfiction blogs on Dreamwidth and LiveJournal. I also have a Tumblr for sharing silly things and I have a blog on my publisher’s site, Forbidden Fiction. That sometimes seems like way too many. I’m not generally one for sharing everything with people on the internet but each of them has a purpose.
But they all show parts of me. Each has bits of who I am that I choose to share with my friends online.
My fanfiction blogs are titled “Hearts on our Sleeves” because it felt like I was wearing my heart on my sleeve when I began posting my writing. I had never opened up and allowed anyone to see my writing before so it felt like a huge risk.
Over time I’ve become much more comfortable sharing who I am and what I write, which is why my Tumblr is called “Random Thoughts and Beautiful Images”. It’s my place for nonsense things, just random sharing and showing people that I care about them.
My blog on Forbidden Fiction is titled “Open Hearts” because selling my first book truly felt like opening my heart to the world. It’s a very big step to actually publish my stories for people to buy. Giving them away is one thing. Asking for money for them is another thing entirely.
So when it was time to start this blog I had to title it “Hearts on Wings” because I feel like my heart has taken flight. My writing is improving. I’ll be publishing more as time goes on. No matter how popular or unpopular I eventually become, I’m overjoyed to be taking the next step as a writer.
I’ve always written what’s in my heart, what matters to me. Now I’m just sharing it new ways with new people and that’s just fine by me. :D