Friday, May 19, 2017

I Still Write

. . .and I would like to try to post here again. These days, longer essays and parenting articles all end up at The Federalist or Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife, but the things I am learning about stories don't otherwise have a home.

These two little people have been keeping me busy.

Since posting a year ago, I have spent some time working on short stories. One got very nice rejection notes, so that's something, right?

I am also working on longer-form fiction projects that are a lot of fun. I struggle to decide exactly how and where to focus my writing time--should I zero-in on things that seem publishable? Follow my whimsy and accept that some stories will end up under the bed? The latter wouldn't seem so bad if it didn't take me so very, very long to write anything. Those children, you know--always wanting to be reared and raised.

The one thing I do know is that I love the idea of an English country house mystery with fey folk. LOVE. Would you read that? I hope so, because I'm going to write it.

Lord willing, I will be posting periodic mini-articles here about writing or my opinions about writing. Item number one: how to write a romance novel without annoying me.

P.S.: If any of this blog's former readers are still around, you may be interested in this piece about the new Anne (of Green Gables) show.


  1. Ooooooooh! An article on how to write romance novels without annoying you. I will read that. I could write a similar one, hee. #1 on my list would be something like "don't equate feelings with love."

    1. Good point. I'd be interested in seeing your top admonitions! In fact, so, I imagine, would contestants in the Snow White retelling contest. :-)

    2. Lol! Well, I'm not going to be reading all the stories, so they'd have to just hope they lucked into me judging them. But if you write that article, I'll post some in the comments if I have some you don't!


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