I’ve temporarily cut back on blogging for my put-my-life-back-in-order spring cleaning — a project known far and wide as the Annual Purge. Today it’s all laying linoleum, regrouting tile, and installing new bathroom fixtures. Talk about challenging.
Speaking of…I’m still doing the 100 Things Challenge on extinct words. I just love stuff like this. I’m a word lover in a family of word lovers. You should see us play Scrabble! Words are symbols for thought, and some words just set my imagination soaring. If you’re here for the first time, especially if you’re a writer, do scroll back to previous posts on a wide range of symbolism you can use to add dimension to your characters’ world. I might pick up the symbol series again come May. It’s far from over.
If you’re interested in posts where I chat up teasing snippets of my novels, check out the links tab above. They’ll to take you to my satellite blogs. (If you like what you see, I do have a 1st and 2nd chapter sampler for free. See the link below.) You’ll also find short flash fiction pieces I’ve written that tell complete stories in 100 and 200 words. I’ve said before I’m here to learn the ropes of this business but I don’t really consider myself a romance author, rather, I’m a multifaceted writer who likes writing challenges of all sorts.
Here’s a bit of flash fiction I wrote as part of The Darwin Murders anthology. Click on the cover to get a look inside. The stories are arranged alphabetically by author’s name, so I’m first. My tale is Ester’s Bees. The first time I participated in one of these challenges I was surprised to discover they planned to make a book from the entries. Here is Bump Off Your Enemies. Again, I’m first.
I wrote something completely different as part of the Exquisite Quills Holiday Anthology — a little something some of us put together for the EQ authors. The download is free. My tale is based upon the true story of rural electrification coming to the adjacent farm. The family finally got their electricity Christmas eve in1936 and it lit their tree. I love storytelling and I’ve collected many real experiences from the elders I’ve met over the years. Such treasures they are.
Come March, I’ll be in The Romance Reviews month long anniversary bash, then on to April’s A to Z Challenge.I’ll be blogging regularly again in approximately two weeks. That’s the plan anyway.
Another 100 Things Blogging Challenge! For 100 days, I’ll post something from my chosen topic: Words on the Verge of Extinction. There are 43 entries to come.
Here’s one for today:
Palmoscopy (noun 1857-1890)
observation of heartbeat or pulse as part of medical diagnosis
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