In addition to my news writing, I am writing fiction again ...
It has been months since I had the time to lose myself to a made-up world with characters from my dreams. They won't shut up and let me sleep, so I guess I need to let them speak. It is the process of getting my finished work out to agents and editors that I find daunting and incredibly time consuming, but manuscripts won't publish themselves. Keeping them tucked in a drawer (or lost in a folder on my computer) does nothing to further my cause. Time to get over it and "get 'er done."
Seems only fitting that, for the next five weeks, I am in my favorite writing environment - Lakeside, OH - and the setting of my first novel "Something Strange at Water's Edge."
What am I reading now? A GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin - It is unusual for me, but I actually decided to read the book AFTER watching the first season of the HBO series. Normally, I'm a stickler for reading the book first, but am glad I flipped it this time. The books are well written, but there are so many names and historical figures that I found it easier to keep up with the plot when I could "see" the TV characters in my mind as I read. As expected, the book wasn't nearly as graphic as the TV series.
Brenda Haas lived in the Pittsburgh, PA area for over 20 years and moved to Lake Erie with her husband in early 2018. She has two grown daughters and way too many pets.
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