The purpose of this site is to find a larger audience for the ridiculous amount of writing I do. How ridiculous, you ask? In just one year I wrote four novels, nearly completed a sequel to the second novel and collaborated with my friend Laura Hall (best known for her piano skills on Whose Line Is It Anyway?) on a musical “Room to Grow” that is, quite frankly, brilliant.  I have since written a screenplay, a sitcom pilot and a few more novels. I am nothing if not prolific. All the while, I have been raising my two daughters and Laura and I continue work towards mounting a professional production of the aforementioned musical.I also like to draw and/or paint.

My immediate future needs to be about marketing, while continuing to do what I love, and what better way to go about it than to write? The fact that pen and paper is my favorite medium may serve as a hindrance to my computer-impaired brain, but I am determined to get past that, and lets face it, if this has been posted then I am well on my way.

All of my novels, Searching for My Wand, On a Hot August AfternoonThe Salacious Marny Ottwiler and Crashing Into Us, are all available for purchase on Amazon. Go check them out!


About bridgetstraub

Author, Artist & Mom. First novel "Searching for My Wand" was published in December 2011
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70 Responses to My FIRST BLOG

  1. megan m says:

    hey i just re-read the chapter & i really do love it. It makes me want to continue, so hurry up & put in chapter two! Love you!

  2. Cathy says:

    4 novels! I’m more than a little green eyed!

  3. Wow! That’s impressive! Thanks for stopping by. Nice to meet you!

  4. Kelley says:

    I’m totally in awe of your 2010 writing awesomeness. Congratulations on all you’ve accomplished!

  5. Allie says:

    Wow! You’re extremely productive, and with your little ones too. I’m lucky to get one manuscript done in a year – too many distractions. Listening to you though, I have no more excuses.

  6. debutnovelist says:

    Wow – how much writing is that!
    Will take a look at your excerpts when I can.
    thanks for visiting me. ATB for the campaign.

  7. J.A. Yang says:

    A first blog! Welcome and hello fromt the contemp campaign group!

  8. Wow! I, too, am impressed with four novels in a year.

    You might want to be careful about posting more than a chapter or two of each book on your blog (if that’s your intention) as that could infringe on selling e-rights to a traditional publisher in the future (if that’s your goal).

  9. Neil Vogler says:

    Hi Bridget. Thanks for coming by my blog — it’s great to get a bit more involved in the writing community, as I am a notorious isolationist when it comes to my own blogging. You have a nice blog here, and it’s excellent that you are so prolific. I’ll be back!

  10. Wonderful to meet you Bridget. Sounds like you enjoy what you do, which is wonderful and you’re multi-talented too, which makes things even more interesting. I look forward to visiting you during the campaign.

  11. Wow Bridget – you’ve done a lot this year! That’s awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s nice to meet you and I look forward to reading more 🙂

  12. Wow. I suddenly feel extremely unproductive! Can you be my life coach? lol Nice to meet you fellow campaigner. I can’t wait to soak up all your enthusiasim!

  13. Love your ambition! Plus, music! Welcome to the campaign! I look forward to speaking more with you!

  14. Tirzah says:

    And to think I felt good because I took out the trash two days in a row.

    I have writing ADD. I’ll write poetry furiously for months, then write on my novel, then do art for months, then read—then back to poetry. I don’t fight the flow anymore.

    But I know others like you…I can lead you to your people–Prolific writers.




  15. I can’t believe you did that much in a year. I didn’t do that much in five. I’m in awe. Now you need to get a follower widget and an RSS feed widget on your sidebar because I read blogs in googIe reader, except for special occasions like campaigning. I stopped to say hi because you’re on of the few who actually found and entered my contest. But more should follow. That’s what this campaign is for, right? Let me know if you make a facebook page or twitter account to follow.

  16. Brenda Sills says:

    I LOVE writing with pen and paper! That’s how I do all my writing and then I type it up on the computer later in the day. I’m a fellow campaigner in the Women’s Fiction group. It’s great to meet you!

  17. Hi, I’m in awe. Congratulations on getting four novels written. No easy feat.
    I’m looking forward to following you on your blog. I’m also a fellow #writecampaigner

    Find me here http://www.firstdraftcafe or on twitter here @mariaAsmith

    Looking forward to reading your writing.

  18. How do you find the time? I would love to be able to get a book done PLUS draw and paint. I always feel I have to choose: writing, painting, or feeding and caring for the offspring. The latter wins most of the time.

  19. I’m so impressed with how much you have created in a short time! Wow.

    I’m a fellow Campaigner and wanted to drop by and say hello. I look forward to reading your work and getting to know you better. Good luck!

  20. Congrats on all your completed MS’s an good luck with their success. :O)

  21. Jan Morrison says:

    Sounds like you’re busy! I’ve got four novels on the go too – I used to be a playwright and may get back to it someday but for now – it is novels. Have fun – it was nice dropping by from the campaign.

  22. Wow! Four novels! What a productive year!

  23. Cortney says:

    You are so ambitious! Kudos! Just stopping by to say I’ve given you an award, so stop on by my blog. Ta dum!!

  24. Mary Mary says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my challenge post and leaving a message. It’s not a drug deal, but then, what could it be?

  25. Sharon Clare says:

    Great to meet you, Bridget. Wow, you have been productive. Best of luck with all the projects you have on the go!

  26. Hi Bridget,

    Popping by to pay you a return campaign visit and am awed by your output. I look forward to finding out more, especially as I too try to combine art and making with my writing.


  27. christa says:

    Wow, that’s incredible. Four novels. Holy crud. I don’t know if I could pull that off. Good for you. And glad I found you.

  28. And here I was thinking that my goal to have my first manuscript ready for pitching by next April was maybe too aggressive! I hang my head in shame. 🙂

    Nice to meet you!

  29. Cat says:

    Hi I am also a fellow campaigner. I am so glad I found your site.


  30. Cheryl Quist says:

    WOW! that is a lot of writing – very impressive. And daily painting to boot – you’ve got a ton of energy! Nice to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

  31. Catherine Johnson says:

    Wow Bridget that is so impressive! I should be giving you a writing award instead of blogging lol:

  32. Arlee Bird says:

    Blogging is good, but it shouldn’t be everything. I tend to blog more than I should I think.

    Tossing It Out

  33. Elisa says:

    Such a great idea. I look forward to reading your writing 🙂

  34. Jessica says:

    FOUR NOVELS IN A YEAR??? Oh my gosh that’s crazy! Congrats! Nice to meet you!
    I’m entry #5

  35. clarbojahn says:

    I want to add to the comment above about publishing on your blog and then getting a publisher. They don’t want you to be published before and on your blog counts. They won’t take you if you’ve posted your work on your blog. Haven’t really searched through your blog yet but thought I’d give you an fyi.
    Take care, Clar

  36. That’s a lot of writing! 🙂

    Thank you for coming by my blog.

  37. deniz says:

    A great idea to post chapters – off to check it out now. And wow, Laura Hall, really? I bet you guys have come up with a great idea!

  38. Brynne says:

    GOOODNESS! What a year, is RIGHT! I am thoroughly impressed and you can count me as one of your loyal cheerleaders!!:) Thanks for reaching out, bright and twirling soul!!

  39. Hi Bridget, thank you for visiting my blog. I just wanted to stop by and take a peak at your baby. I can’t tell a lie, your baby is NOT ugly. HAHA. Wow four novels in one year? Amazing, I’m lucky to get a post a week!

  40. Tara R. says:

    Oh my! That is a very impressive body of work of for year.

    Thank you for stopping by my place. I’m looking forward to meeting more Story Dam members, and reading their stories.

  41. julie moore says:

    I’m just beginning my second book and can’t imagine having the time or energy to do what you have accomplished. amazing! Stopping by from Story Dam and looking forward to reading more of your writing.

  42. tracyswrite says:

    Hi Bridget,

    I’d like to start by saying: I. Love. That. Afro-Duck.

    Second, you have such a beautiful blog here and I’ll be interested in following your progress. You have so many great, artsy things going on, I can just feel it through your blog. Have you had any luck getting an agent for any of your books?


  43. Lindsay says:

    I wish I can have 4 novels under my belt. Hats off to you! 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m now following you via email.

  44. Four novels in a year is a monstrous accomplishment. It takes me a month or two for first draft and a year revising one. ugh

  45. Hi Bridget! Yes, you are amazingly productive and I feel quite slothful now. Wish I had seen your blog sooner to know you were searching for my book, Wedlocked. I could have let you know that a title search is the easiest way on Amazon. I got your note that you finally got it and am glad to hear it. Thanks and I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know your thoughts. All the best, Bonnie

  46. Lucy says:

    Goodness, 4 novels, wow! I just write on my little blog, I couldn’t even imagine writing a novel. Keep doing what you love!!

  47. It sounds so exciting! I wish you a wonderful year!


  48. You are one busy bee! I thought I was the queen, but you are definitely impressive;) I’m looking forward to some great reads:)
    Thanks for coming by Mommy LaDy Club, and so nice to meet you!

  49. Wow, good for you! How exciting 😉

  50. OMGoodness … you are a powerhouse!
    and now i should probably just go back to bed 😉

  51. Ginger says:

    You are a busy woman! Four novels, I think I may have read 4 last year! You are one creative person. Can’t wait to read and see more!

  52. Christine says:

    Welcome to blogging. I can tell you are an excellent writer and quite a busy one! I can’t wait to read your novels…Christine

  53. momto8blog says:

    that is so great! An inspiration to me!! and good luck!

  54. sueroeb says:

    Fabulous Bridget! I really look forward to reading your work.

  55. Ute Carbone says:

    Wow, Bridget, sounds like your pen (or keyboard) is on fire! Glad you’re doing the fourth writers thing. I’m looking forward to connecting with more women’s fiction writers.

  56. Dropping in to say hi. I want to meet more women fiction writers (they equal beta readers, don’t they? lol)


  57. Joanna says:

    Just wanted to say hello from a new follower and fellow campaigner! I read some of your excerpts and was quite impressed! I’m excited to get to know you better and have a chance to read more of your work 🙂

  58. Liza says:

    Wow! I think the word prolific was created for you! Nice to meet a fellow campaigner. I’m looking forward to reading more!

  59. You are fantastically prolific! It’s nice to get to know you through this blog, and thank you so much for stopping by! Looking forward to reading more about your writing travels. 😀


  60. I am green with envy that you can write down your thoughts. The only way I can articulate my feelings is through my fabric, needle and thread – speak for me.

  61. dtbrents says:

    I’m glad you are a writer. I’m just now studying to learn to write and I’m 64. Best of luck in this new way blog.

  62. paulaacton says:

    I have nominated you for an award please pop by and collect it when you get chance

  63. how amazing! and wonderful! thank you for being an inspiration to me.

    I just love your site!

    happy weekend~
    p.s. thank you. i am so hppy for your commnet- led me here to your blog!

  64. jemacba says:

    man, give me some of the pills you and stephen king are taking!
    4 novels in a year! congrats 🙂

  65. Nana Prah says:

    You are one busy woman. And you get the time to blog. Fantastic.

  66. Best of luck to you in your writing journey! ❤ Peace and blessings.

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