Stringing Beads is one writer’s journal, a place to record thoughts and experiences on life’s journey. Although my attention has faltered, I am, and always will be, a writer. My passions are historical romance and science fiction. I have some completed novels, unpublished, outdated, and in sore need of editing. Some unfinished ones, too. Don’t all writers?
When I attended RWA’s National Conference in New York City in June 2011, I grew intrigued with the advantages of Indie-publishing. In 2011 it was still a bit taboo but I loved the idea of having control. To better understand it, that summer and early fall I walked myself through e-publishing two small collections of posts and essays. Stringing Beads – Musings of a Romance Writer was followed by Stringing Beads – A Young Mother’s Musings. Interesting process, one nearly anyone with an eye for detail can handle. They are both still offered free for your perusal. I started to follow-up with one of my more promising novels.
Then, in late 2011, a personal tragedy struck. I struggled to survive. After a time, I retired from my day job, bought a new home cross-country, remodeled it, and worked to sell the old one. Downsizing, moving closer to my roots. Now I’m climbing back to my reality and my passion, the world of words and stories. I’m again reading regularly. I’m resurrecting this blog. And I recently started writing a new historical paranormal romance. Go me!!!
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