I write to keep me sane. I write so that my words may outlive my life. I write to find redemption

Monday, September 18, 2006

Smooth Sailing

Right now things are going well in my writing world. I am happily lost in some short stories I am working on. I hope to finish them soon so I can get back to working on my novel. But I think these stories are helping me to learn to craft a complete story arc.

Because I have never finished a novel I am much more adept at crafting beginnings and less so at middles and ends. But now these short stories are allowing me to work on constructing conflict to fuel the middle of the story and bringing all the ends together for a satisfying conclusion.

My writing is taking its own sweet time to grow into itself, to become something I can rely on to produce when I start working with publishers. Each day I learn a little more how to navigate this mysterious craft.


  • At 9/18/2006 10:37:00 PM, Blogger Suzan Abrams, email: said…

    Hi Sara,
    I thought you were working on your novel. Had no idea you were writing short stories but that's splendid, of course. Have a great time.


  • At 9/19/2006 01:07:00 AM, Blogger Kelley Nyrae said…

    Good luck with the short stories. I found that they help me as well. The more I write the more I learn.

  • At 9/21/2006 01:50:00 PM, Blogger RomanceWriter said…

    Hello Susan,

    Yep, I've wandered into the wonderful world of short stories for the first time and I am loving it. Thanks for commenting and showing your support.

    Your friend,


  • At 9/21/2006 01:51:00 PM, Blogger RomanceWriter said…

    Hey Kelley,
    Your doing great with your short stories and it is truly an inspiriation for me. Bye for now,


  • At 9/22/2006 01:48:00 PM, Blogger Tempest Knight said…

    I love to get lost in my short stories too. *wg* It's okay if you've never finished a novel. Short stories are a good way to build one's writing skills. First you write a 10K story, and the next one it's 20K. Before you realized it, you'll be writing 75 - 100K stories easily.

  • At 9/22/2006 03:16:00 PM, Blogger Kilroy_60 said…

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  • At 9/22/2006 11:50:00 PM, Blogger Kilroy_60 said…

    I received your comment; it was Blogger-No Reply though and you don't have an email link. I have a link to send email in my profile.

    Let me know when you want to do the link exchange. I've been visiting all my blog friends - which is how I ended up following a link to you - and writing comments today.

    I'll be updating again in the next day or two. I'll keep an eye out for you. Maybe that will prompt me along on some other things. Maybe you can email so we can touch base without this type of exchange.

  • At 9/24/2006 11:21:00 AM, Blogger RomanceWriter said…

    Hello Tempest,

    yes, you understand perfectly. The thing is I used to think I couldn't
    write short stories. Now that I am it is opening my eyes to a world of possibilties.

    Thanks for commenting. Bye for now


  • At 9/24/2006 11:22:00 AM, Blogger RomanceWriter said…

    Kilroy 60,
    I emailed you and I added your blog on my blogroll. Thanks for taking an interest in my blog.

  • At 10/04/2006 01:41:00 PM, Blogger Mistress Regina said…

    Beginnings and endings can be the most delicious parts of encounters. Is this, perhaps, why you gain enjoyment from crafting short stories?

  • At 10/04/2006 02:24:00 PM, Blogger RomanceWriter said…

    The short story world is so new to me it is hard to say. I just started working on them a few months ago.

    I have always found the beginnings of stories the most exciting part, though. I love getting into the mess of these fictional lives but then once I am in I have a hard time getting them through the conflict and back out.

    I am starting to get better at that though.


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