Happy New Year! It’s going to be a great year in 2018. My personal best to everyone for a happy, healthy New Year.
This is the first post of 2018. And while I’ve been faithfully plugging away and posting weekly (NOT), I made a New Year’s resolution to write more…good stuff. I know, everyone is thinking, your stuff is always great! And I believe you’re right. Alas, I endeavor to improve even the good stuff to make it even better. Trust me, I know I have a long way to go, to get to good, but I’ll keep trudging forward like a battle column of muddy tanks forging through the Swiss Alps. Slow but steady and not without a few cliffs to navigate.
With the help of a good friend (GS), I’ve just put the finishing touches on a new story. It’s entitled “Love Will Lead You Back.” I thoroughly enjoyed writing this story. I had a chance to bring two themes-my love for romance and music-together in this tale. I can’t claim any personal ownership of the title since it happens to be the title of a song included in this story by Taylor Dayne. It was this song that formed the backdrop for the story itself. I would strongly encourage all readers to listen to the songs mentioned in the story to help set the stage for the characters, their emotions, and scenes written. I’d like to think it creates a richer experience for the reader to hear the lyrics of the singers, while reading the story.
“Love Will Lead You Back,” is a story about two people that through the help of a mutual acquaintance find the love they each so desperately seek. Although, their journey is not without false starts and relationship impediments (that’s where the fun is!).
I’d like to hope my writing is improving. At least it feels that way to me. I do it, because it’s fun and it focuses me back to fundamentals.
For those interested, this story is also being submitted on Lit and should be available in their format a few days from now. No telling how the critics there will view it. But as I’ve always believed, the comments are more helpful than any other thing I could ask for as a writer.
It’s cold here in North Carolina as I write this. I can only hope you and yours are safe, happy and warm wherever you are.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for the opportunity to share my stories!