Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New Short Story Published!

My short story, "Choices," is now published and available where ebooks are sold (check my ebooks link on this page for links to Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and other versions).

This story was originally published in "Fiction River: Past Crimes (Special Kobo Edition)."  It was my first sale to Fiction River, but not my last.

Hope you get a chance to check it out!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Not one, but TWO short stories out...

Lots of news from yesterday.  My short story, "No Farther," is included in Fiction River: Editor's Choice.  It came out yesterday and is available as an ebook and paperback.

While I don't really have a favorite story that I've written (that's like asking which child is your favorite) this is a story I am glad is getting out there.  There are some people I hope it touches in a special way.  Anyway, it's one I hope you check out.

And then I got a surprise in my email box.  My story, "The Flare," was selected to be included in Fiction River: Reader's Choice.  This particular volume has stories that readers voted for.

I admit when I got the email my first thought was, "this is a mistake."  I had to read the Table of Contents to be convinced.  And I am thrilled.

My thanks to readers who voted for the story.  And I hope you check THAT volume out as well.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hitting a wall

I hadn't realized how long it's been since I blogged.  December?  Really?

2017 has been...interesting.

So far this year I've sold a couple of short stories, done a little publishing, written a little (not enough).

But in May of this year I hit a wall.

A little bit of explanation.  I am primary caregiver for my mother-in-law.  A family member is going through some serious issues.  Another one hasn't spoken to me in over a year (long story).

At some point in May this all ganged up on me and I found myself physically, mentally, and emotionally worn out.

I am fortunate in that I DO have a support system.  My husband believes in me and my writing, sometimes more than I do and is working with me to find solutions to my stress.  I have brothers and sisters in Christ willing to lend a helping hand or pray for me.  A best friend who listens when I have to vent to SOMEONE.

But I am looking around now as June closes and wondering if things will improve.  I pray that they will, and that I'm through with walls for the year.

And that my NEXT blog post is sooner than 6 months from now.