August 9, 2012
Thank you so much for your messages, emails and comments about this project. It is one story, now, though it started as a series of 500 word distractions to fill some downtime between work and graduate school. Posting fiction was an exposure, for me. I was afraid to do it, for a really long time. (Terrified is a better word.) I don’t like to be afraid of things. So, I thought if I posted one short piece, then wrote the next piece using one significant word from the post previous, and continued like that through the break, then maybe this particular fear would be overcome.
It hasn’t. Not really. But the writing part has gotten easier. I’ve been dreaming this story around family commitments, final assignments, and life with six busy kids. I hope I can do it justice.
Thanks for reading, you guys. Your kindness overwhelms me.
October 23, 2012
As you may have read, I’ve decided to build The Project into a Book. My plan is to remove the posts, one at a time, as I make edits, rewrite, and add narrative, which will hopefully result in something worth sharing with you all and maybe even a few other people. (But not the ones who read my stuff and then sent virtual fire and brimstone to purify my eternal soul. I got a new washing machine last week, a nice Whirlpool one with it’s very own “sanitize” cycle. I just toss my soul in there when it gets a bit grotty, so you needn’t worry about it, anymore.)
The very first Fiction post is coming down in just a few minutes. Maybe I should have a glass of wine, first….