Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A New Project

I can't remember when I last saw the sun and I live in Florida, the sunshine state. This is the coldest and most dreary winter I can remember.

So I need a new project to take me through a gloomy month. I'd long thought about a collection of short stories and with a lot of family encouragement contacted Xlibris about publishing. The actual book is three or more months away but I'm having fun working on it and seeing it take shape.
The hardest part was picking which stories to include.

Having been at this for thirty years there were a lot of stories to choose from. Mostly I included my best but one story might be a little lighter than the others. I had a ten-year period where I had no time to write because of job and family obligations. When I got back to writing, the world hadn't waited. I couldn't get an agent or sell a story and then a tiny publication sent fifteen dollars for this story. So I had to include it. Maybe it's not my best crafted story but it's the one that gave me hope.


margaret blake said...

How wonderful, can't wait for the project to go ahead and will be so happy when I am reading your well crafted stories.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Margaret

Sarita Leone said...

I love this idea! I think it's great that you're doing this and I look forward to reading your stories.