Writing Is Not a Solitary Endeavor
Part of my writing tribe Writing is not a solitary endeavor. (Yes, that's the title of this post, but I wanted you to read it again.) At some point, you have to share what you're writing to seek help or pursue publication. It stops being solitary at that point. This weekend, I announced my big news: my novel, tentatively titled The Watchers of Moniah, has been sold to New Mythology Press . My journey to this important step started before I could read or write, and many people contributed to it along the way. Three specific women top the list. Aunt Vivian When I was sixteen, she asked me what was happening with my writing. I stared at her dumbfounded. How did she know I wrote stories? I saw her rarely and usually at large family gatherings. When I was young, too young to read or write, Vivian had visited, and I told her some stories. Turns out I asked her to write them down for me, which she did. I have no memory of this nor what happened to those early stories.