I know I left them somewhere around here

I really need to be more industrious about sketching out story ideas when they come to me, either as a rough outline or a few sentences summarizing the idea. I’ve got 3 stories-in-progress sitting on my hard drive that I started a few weeks ago during a burst of creativity, then interrupted for one reason or another.  They’re good beginnings – for first drafts, at least – but I can’t for the life of me recall where they were headed when I first started writing them. One cannot build a portfolio on good beginnings. Follow-through and equally good (if not better) finishes are crucial as well.

I also need to review the folder of articles I downloaded from JSTOR this spring. In addition to story ideas, I’ve got a few possible journal article topics that came to me while I was working on the manuscript catalogue that I should follow up on, to see if they can be turned into something worthwhile. Even though I’m no longer in academia doesn’t mean I should put it all behind me; I put far too much brain sweat equity into the past 3 years for that.

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About Laura

Former single parent adjusting to an empty nest, moving back in with my parents, and returning to the workforce. Student of medieval history, fandom dabbler, and perspiring writer.
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