My Write Life

First of all, supper today was dragonfruit with a greater than normal allowance of chocolate sauce, so I apologize if this post seems like it was typed by a caffeinated squirrel.

Now to my main point. I have a confession to make. I enjoy writing these blog posts, I really do. But my first love is writing novels. In fact, that’s why I have a blog in the first place. To help spread awareness of my currently nonexistent (or at least nascent) novels and/or short stories.

Now to my main point. I have a confession to make. I enjoy writing these blog posts, I really do. But my first love is writing novels. In fact, that’s why I have a blog in the first place. To help spread awareness of my currently nonexistent (or at least nascent) novels and/or short stories.

But just to help, you understand. This isn’t going to become one of those “writer blogs” whose primary purpose is to sell the author’s books about writing, and courses about writing.

And oh yes, maybe the novels they’ve written too. You know, the reason they got into all this in the first place. I don’t want that to be me.

Still, sharing a bit about my writing journey seems like an appropriately bloggy thing to do, and it’s one of the things I feel like I could write about ad nauseum.

Also, unlike my folklore posts, it doesn’t even require any research!

I know, I know. Library people are supposed to be all about research. And yes, I do like…Well, I do research. When I have to. Or when there’s something I want to know. I suppose I have a bit of a hangover from all the obligatory research I had to do at school.

So the point is, occassionally I will post an update on my projects. I thought initially it was going to be in addition to the other posts I do (roughly) once a week. So then I would end up posting once or twice a week.

But let’s get real. This is me. The person who puts off doing the dishes until the sink starts getting colonized by one or more species of invertebrates and/or bacteria (sorry Mom). Or until I run out of spoons.

Chocolate sauce is totally a food group.

So I have two projects on the go right now (not counting the short story I’ve been putting off finishing because then I’ll actually have to do something with it.)

One of them, the dominant one, is based off of an unused segment of a novel that I loved but didn’t fit and then got rewritten into oblivion. It’s about a young widow who believes she is cursed by the same sort of boogeyman that caused a horrible happening (I haven’t decided what yet) long ago in her town.

She’s actually part elf or something (again, haven’t decided) whereas what happened was caused by something else, but people in the town sort of lumped everything together. And now everyone hates anything that isn’t human.

So one day this stranger rolls into town, and she recognizes that he is like her. But so does the town. And so does the actual boogeyman. Chaos ensues.

And obviously they fall in love.

Her name is Gwendolyn Fairfaith, and his is Killian (something that doesn’t start with J). 

I feel like this has gone on long enough, so I’ll leave project 2 for the next installment. Stay tuned!

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