Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Why I Have Been MIA Lately

I am sorry I have not been around much lately.  I have not been stopping by to
visit you and have not been posting quite as regularly as I would like on my
own blog.  There is a reason for that …

But no worries ~ everything is fine here.  In fact, everything is very
fine indeed.  Let me take a minute or two of your time to fill you
in on all the details.

As much as I like to create vignettes and to decorate my home,
there is something that I also love to do that has been 
tugging on my sleeve and demanding my attention and it 
is this … I am a writer, a storyteller, a creator of tales
that need to be told.

After many years of suppressing this urge, I finally have the
time to put pen to paper.  There have been three stories that have 
been taking up residence in my mind for several years.  Voices of
characters who have been whispering in my ear and tugging at
my heart.  Finally, one of these stories shouted loud enough
and forced me to pay attention.  I will give you a little teaser …

It's the story about several girls.  Popular girls.  The girls who
everyone noticed and everyone wanted to emulate. The 
Homecoming Queen, the Cheerleader, the gifted Cellist and
the Leader.  The story follows each of these young women through
high school, college and adulthood.  It's not a superficial depiction of 
these lives but rather it includes the back stories, the secrets, the pain
of growing up under the microscope of popularity and peer pressure.
Each of us have known these girls or certainly ones like them.

So there it is ~ the preview of my novel.  Writing a novel is a bit
like giving birth.  You plan for it.  You read about it.  Suddenly it
takes on a life of it's own and you sit back and enjoy the process.
The labor pains may make you scream, but the outcome is a joy 
because it is something that you have given birth to.

Right now I am enjoying the process.  I have become comfortable
with my characters.  I have given them their space and am letting
them evolve on their own.  The first weeks are over and the
story is a part of my life now and I can relax with it's flow.
I have fit the tale into my schedule.  The early  restless days have
passed.  I'll be back to allowing time for my blog and for
visiting you.  I have missed you!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. Such NEWS ! I did the same last Year but this Year the story sits hidden in My computer and I'm afraid to open it up and reread it. So happy for. Yes, We all knew those girls-most are still My best friends.Only difference is I now don't feel like the unlucky one in the group.My marriage is the only one that lasted and I'm so happy with My life.Some are still as gorgeous as they use to be some are not . Some have tons of Mula some don't.They are still the same Sweet girls inside though and are still My friends.

  2. Susan, Your characters for your novel sound so interesting, girls we all can relate to. You have a gift for words, it would be terrible not to follow your dream! Good luck! Give Bentley hugs.

  3. Sounds good ! I would love to read it one day ! Good luck with your stories and glad you are using pen to paper the old fashioned way ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

  4. Oh wonderful!! I so get it. I have been working on a book with my girlfriend for five years. Ugh. Between work and just stuff, it's taking awhile. 100 pages into the book now but we will get there. I can't wait to see yours in print!

  5. I've started 'the novel' so many times, I've lost count, lol! It also hides in my computer, waiting ....

    Congratulations and the best of luck!!!

  6. Like Sue above, I've started many times too. I lose interest. You go, girl! We're all rooting for you!

  7. So happy for you Susan!! It sounds so wonderful! We cannot wait to read it! Happy writing! Xox!!

  8. How great that you are going to follow your dream. I wish you much success and look forward to it being published so I can read it.

  9. You go for it girl! That's such an important dream and you definitely should pursue it.

  10. Good for you, Susan! It all starts with the first word...I am glad you are enjoying it!

  11. Wow! Good for you. With almost every book I read I wonder, how do they do this?? I will be watching for.....the end. And, access to it.

  12. I have a close friend who just published her first book. It will hit the bookstores this month. Her book.....No Unturned Stone....A Mother's Quest by Sandy Lee is a true story, a son goes missing only seventeen days after coming back to his hometown...A mother begins an unbelievable search trying to find him. I know the hours spend writing, how it tugs at the heartstrings until it is finally finished, then editing, rewriting, sending it to publishers only to get the "thank you but we are not interested at this time" letter until the day comes and you have a publisher and your book is in print. Stay the course......the rewards are fulfilling just to know you have accomplished your dream. Keep us posted and I will be looking for it in print.

  13. Oh Susan, this is so exciting! I am an insatiable reader......and can't wait for your first publishing date.


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