I thought I would take a second to give you all a quick update. I know I’ve been posting more photography than writing lately. I’ve been working through a few health issues, and let’s be honest, photos from my computer’s library of the years I’ve been taking pictures are much easier to upload than writing a story or poem.
But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing at all. I officially only have one scene left to rewrite of my young adult novel. Because the rewriting process has removed a chunk of my word count, there are a handful of scenes that I can add back in that I took out what seems like ages ago but will help my story’s flow overall. Then I’ll be ready to move onto the editing stage. So that’s been really exciting for me.
Just so you can get a peek into how my brain works, the short stories and poems that I put on this blog are never really…planned. They just come to me. Usually, the first line is inspired by an event, something in nature, an interaction, or just something my mind decided to make up. The rest follows. None of my short stories or poems have a designated “end,” so I’m just as surprised as you guys are to how they play out. And that’s one of the things I love about writing them. They’re spur of the moment things I have to get down then share with my readers. It’s fun for me, and I hope it’s fun for you.
Long story short, please don’t think I’m abandoning this blog, or I’m only going to be posting photography from now on. I will have more short stories and poems when I can focus more on the things around me. They will come. Inspiration is everywhere and never runs out. But I thought I would let everyone know what was going on.
Always remember to keep your imagination. For you never know the crazy places it will take you.