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Thoughts

8 May

Sweet Violet flower

Several kind souls have asked me what I intend on writing now that I am having my bluff called! I don’t have a good answer to that. In one way or another, I have always been a writer. I have not, however, always taken it seriously. I write a lot of poetry. Poetry makes me happy and gives me a creative outlet. I have, in the past, written a lot of short stories as well.

But, let’s be honest, the type of writing I’m talking about doing has a goal and that goal is to write something that someone might pay me for the privelege of reading — something that could be would be read beyond my family. So, what to write . . .

I have had a novel swimming around in my head for a long time — it’s a fantasy story set in another world — a tolkein-mccaffrey-jordan type of world. That is the one swimming around the most right now. But, I am also considering something more romantic — I used to read romance novels by the bazillions so that has its appeal as well.

My son has become a published author — as his sister did before him when she was in 2nd grade. (More on this in a future post after I figure out how to solve my picture problem with the new computer!) He sees himself as a writer now (I love you, Mrs Jackson!!!). He knows that Greg bought me this computer to further my writing career and he wants to help. “Let’s talk about what sort of book you are going to write, Mom.”

He wants me to write a children’s book with really good illustrations.

Looks like I’m going to be a busy writer, if nothing else.

I hope to share excerpts here in the future but I’m not feeling brave enough yet. Too scary just yet.