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Welcome to My World

By Cameron Dokey - March 7, 2012

Well, I'm doing it. At long last, I am launching my own author website. Not only that, I'm writing a blog! As I prepared to put fingers to keyboard for this, my first blog ever, my web designer, the fabulous Matt Stine, gave me the following advice. "Tell the truth. Always."

With that in mind ... let me just say this about the whole Cameron writes a blog thing. "Yikes."

I mean, really. What if I totally tank at this? What if the writer can't think of anything to write? This isn't fiction, after all. Though, now that I think about it, it might be kind of fun to plunk some work-in-progress excerpts in here from time to time. (Note to self. Do this for sure.) This is me writing about me--at least to start. What if I sound boring? Even worse, what if it sounds like all I do is whine? (Second note to self. You do sound like you're whining, Cam. And you know how you feel about whiners so give yourself some advice and stop walking down this road. Right now.)

Because the other thing is--I am so excited! Writing is a solitary task and that's ok. That's the way it should be and I like it. But that doesn't mean that I don't like to share, to let somebody into the world(s) inside my head before a book comes out--while I'm writing it. I've been a writer for almost 20 years. My first young adult titles came out in 1994. And in all that time, it's mostly just been me, my imagination, and my keyboard.

But now I have somebody else. I have you, each and every time you read this blog. I have no idea what I'll say next, but I do know this: I will always tell the truth, and you are always invited to come along for the ride. Have something you want to tell me right back? You can do that by clicking on the Contact Cameron tab. No promises on how quickly I'll get back to you (Hey--I've got work to do, remember?), but I promise that I will respond.

So, I'm thinking those are the ground rules. And maybe that's enough for blog #1. Welcome to my world. I really mean it. And I can't wait to see where it is we'll go.

Comments

  • 3/14/2012 - 1:07pm Cameron Dokey says
    Thank you to EVERYONE who has come to the site and left me your thoughts. I appreciate you, one and all! And if R.L. Stine will be my Twitter mentor (Obi Wan Stine?) I will be more than happy to go there ...
  • 3/13/2012 - 6:43pm e Butler says
    i look forward to reading your site. your brother gave me the heads up.
  • 3/13/2012 - 9:52am Connie says
    Hi Cam, The website is terrific - very professional. Thanks for sending it to us two Connies. Best of success with your new online venture! love, Connie
  • 3/13/2012 - 8:01am Heidi Stauber says
    This looks beautiful! I am excited for you and your readers. Good luck for your continued success from a huge fan!
  • 3/12/2012 - 11:56pm Sandi Madore says
    Cam, your site is beautiful! Congratulations! I frequently start a recommendation at the bookstore by stating: "Well, CAM says..."! Would you consider putting recommendations on your site and we can direct customers there as well as our own site? So exciting!
  • 3/12/2012 - 6:22pm Laureen France says
    This is so cool!!
  • 3/12/2012 - 4:51pm Pamela Moller Kareman says
    Congratulations Cam! Thank you for keeping me in the loop...The site is wonderful...and I look forward to checking in on your blog.
  • 3/12/2012 - 4:03pm Mariann Wilson says
    Bravo! It looks great Cam.
  • 3/12/2012 - 2:34pm Leisa S├ínchez Western says
    Cam, you are truly brilliant. And you know our household simply adores your Once Upon A Time series. It is a privilege to call you our friend. I will let all my reading-enthusiast friends know about your new blog!
  • 3/12/2012 - 2:25pm Toni Luchessa says
    This is so awesome, congratulations on a wonderful looking site!
  • 3/8/2012 - 4:05pm R. L. Stine says
    Wow, Cam-- great looking site Congrats! Look forward to reading more. Now we have to get you on Twitter!
  • 3/8/2012 - 2:36pm Matt Stine says
    Thanks so much for the shout out! Good luck with the site!