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You Are the Beat of My Heart, and the Pauses Between

Short Story by thekoolaidmom
Posted: Jan 3, 2014
At what point do you know your marriage is over? At what...

Book Summary

by thekoolaidmom
Posted: Jun 18, 2008
This is the book summary for my "As Yet Untitled" book....

As Yet Untitled by me

Novel by thekoolaidmom
Posted: May 18, 2008
As Brooke, Jaynah, Piper and Peyton are hitting the road...

Gods Little Flowers

Short Story by thekoolaidmom
Posted: May 15, 2008
A family vacation takes a turn and a family grows closer...

Single mom of three daughters. I have written op articles for our local newspaper, but I've only ever submitted one story before. "God's Little Flowers" was written as part of BookCrossings short story contest. The winner received a trip to a writer's conference, and a foot in the door. I didn't win... or even come in third. Ah, well....

I've been writing since I can remember. The first "story" I wrote was copied, illustrations and all, from my favorite book at the time... I think I was about six or seven. I wrote and performed plays with my little brother at family holidays, and, with the same brother, recorded thousands of hours of comedy (well, we thought they were hilarious.) I wish I had all the stories I've written, not that they were any good, but it would be great to see the growth. In high school I took creative writing, and helped start a creative writing club.

My writing weakness is: I'm a great starter, and great with ideas, but suck when it comes to discipline. I get about three chapters in, then get board and quit, having satiated the craving. Maybe a place like this will be just what I need to become a finisher.

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