Now, it represents only a teensy tiny amount of what I have actually written, but I am proud of these stories and I had fun writing them and I’m excited to see what others think. I love to just let my imagination gush. I love coming up with ways to describe in words what I see in my mind. It’s cathartic… creative… cleansing… and terrifying. I’m just as afraid that no one will like it as I am that someone will. If you’ve ever done anything creative and tried to share it with the world, you know exactly what I mean! These short stories are assignments I gave myself to satisfy the itch to write in an immediate, succinct way. They don’t have a ton of editing done on them. I just had an idea and ran with it. I love the idea of a modern fairy tale, but not the ones that have been done a hundred times. I hope you will bookmark it and read them all sometime, even if it’s not today. And just like you would like me to do if you showed me your quilt or your photo or your baby… something you have poured your heart and soul into and are proud of, please leave me an honest comment after the post. I need to know what to work on… and what to let go. What my strengths are, if I have any.
So, the writer trapped inside of me has been screaming and pounding on the other side of her door trying to get out. I usually tell her to get in line behind the dishes that need doing, the laundry that needs folding, the house that needs cleaning and if that doesn’t work, the kids usually chase her right back in there and slam the door tight. This is a euphemistic way of saying that what I ‘need’ to do feels like it suppresses what I ‘want’ to do. I’m sure I am the ONLY person that feels this way in the whole wide world! 😉 I mean, talk about my id, ego and super ego duking it out, right? I tell ya what!
In addition to continuing to work on my favorite 3 novel-length stories, I continue to challenge myself and do short bits of writing, too. For those days or moments when letting that creative writer out of her room to do a burst of writing would do me worlds of good. As much as it is overwhelming to think of other people reading what I have written, it is good for me to hear what other people think. Good or bad. Like it or not!