So, I’ve been basically hiding out. That’s right, I’ve been a hermit. Perhaps not in the truest sense of the word but, when it comes to creating an online persona, I have been a hermit. However, I am hoping to embark on a new sort of journey, on which I become a published writer. (So far, you are probably not convinced that I should be a writer. Would it help if I used an alliteration? I am a devoted dame, determinedly diving into the dangerous waters of delivering online descriptive diatribes. No? I didn’t think so either.)
So I figure that all writers have to start somewhere. From here on out, this will be my little corner of the Internet. If you are one of my formers students hoping that I will reveal some deliciously scandalous secrets about my life, you are out of luck. (By the way, my life’s not all that scandalous. *GASP!* I toilet-papered someone’s house in the eleventh grade!) Instead, this is a space for me to share my own writing as well as that of other talented writers.
Though I have started (and never finished) several novels, I have actually, finally, completed one. Some of it was actually even frantically typed on my iPhone, on the way to work, with my husband driving and my daughter listening to Sesame Street music in the back. I hope, in my little corner of the internet, to entice you to read it. There is adventure, forbidden relationships and non-human creatures attacking not only humans, but each other. There are no zombies, but if I hear a convincing argument for them ,it is something I will take into consideration.
I have to admit, I like my book. Yes, I like it! I’m not going to do the self-deprecating thing. Not my style. My husband likes it, my best friends like it and I am quite sure my parents will like it (just as I would and will like anything my daughter does and will do.) However, it is your turn to judge. I invite all sorts, styles and colors of commentary and criticism (except Dave Matthews quotes. Sorry Dave, I’m just not a big fan.) I also ask that comments be relatively clean, being that some of my students (and one day my daughter!) may end up reading this.
My first post will feature the short story I wrote titled “Time.” I won eighth place (not out of 10! Out of 5,000!) for this story in the Writer’s Digest 2012 Short Short Story contest. It is a story of what would happen if time were a drug and if one were to overdose on “time.” In this short story, I play with not only perspective, but verb tenses. After reading this story, some of you may have some other ideas about how this story should have started or ended. I would love to hear them (I promise that’s not sarcasm).
And, with this first entry, I now come out of my hiding place and venture into the blogosphere.
Wish me luck.