First, I'd like to apologize for the long absence. Work and life in general has been crazy here. That means I haven't really been writing either. Honestly, I haven't had the motivation to write lately. Between writing myself into a hole, with characters that frustrate me and being lazy I haven't done much. Come to think of it reading used to be one of my favorite things in the world. I have barely picked up a book over the last year, which is sad. That is until recently...
I found a web site where I have been reading amateur writer's work. Their excitement and enthusiasm for writing gave me a kick start. I've taken a page from their ideas and started writing short chapters as a writing technique just to get the ball rolling again. I've started making myself tote around a small notebook to add a line here or there, whenever I have a free moment. It isn't much and won't become a book, but I'm writing again using things I know from working at an arts and craft store.
My main character is written as a sales associate in a similar store. She gives knitting classes and is well loved by her customers. I go into detail having her explain to newbies how to start knitting, which leads to a regular customer introducing her to her son. He takes one of her classes just to have a chance to spend more time with her making sure to let her know he is interested in a lot more than her knitting skills.
Sounds like a great idea for a story and using what I know from work is making the words just pop out of my mind freely. If there is enough interest, I might be talked into sharing it here. But, that is completely up to all of you. Interested? Drop me a comment.
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