The unexpected…and the unforeseen

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I find it more than a little ironic that earlier in the week I wrote about waiting for the unexpected and today I’m dealing with the unforeseen.

Despite my commitment to the blog and all of you, occasionally an event will occur that must take precedence. Yesterday just such a life challenge landed in my lap, and now I must deal with the squirming consequences. Rest assured, nothing terrible has happened. But it has thrown a wrench of complication into the machinery that is my life.

All that to say I’m taking another little hiatus from The Write Edge and its extensions. Fingers crossed that this is also a  short one and the last one for the year.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, readers!




Waiting for the unexpected

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Hello, Write Edge readers! These days I’m fighting fatigue and a dearth of creativity. I suppose I could hide or just come up with a generic excuse for the stories that I don’t believe quite hit my personal mark. But in reality I’m waiting for the unexpected. What does that mean? This week’s inspirational quote offers a little more explanation. Find that now on “A Writer’s Heartbeats”.

I’ve posted this week’s short fiction for all of you. Some of you may find the previous paragraph a little off-putting. Why would I put down my own writing? It’s not so much putting it down as knowing what needs to be fixed. These days I’m missing a little bit of the “how,” but I won’t let that stop me from writing. Here, then, is an excerpt of the story for this week:

Shelly tried to smile back, but the smile didn’t quite make it. After a few seconds, Ben’s own smile faded. His eyes began searching her face.

“Hey, is everything okay?”

Read the whole story now on The Write Writing Workshop!

Speaking of writing (and, on a tangent, publishing,) I’ll share with you my latest thoughts on my writing career on Tuesday. Come back for that post on Prairie Sky Publishing.

On Wednesday I’ll share a brand new book review with you. Find out what I thought about Forgive Me by Daniel Palmer. Come back on Wednesday for my review of this new novel on The Write Edge Bookshelf.

Next week is the last Monday of the month, which means our monthly writers showcase and no writing prompts this Thursday. But on Friday I will share brand new Spurts on Growth Chart.

Have a wonderful week, readers!



New review of Two for the Holidays

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! Three reviewers have posted their thoughts on Two for the Holidays. For more on their reviews and my personal resolution for the new year, go now to Prairie Sky Publishing. And if you want to read and review Two for the Holidaysget your own copy for the Kindle or Kindle app now!

Have a great day, readers!