Category Archives: short story
Posted by Joanne Hayle
I wrote a short story out of nowhere after I finished another project, there was still an hour or so until I wanted to finish work and so I thought OK, let’s see what happens…
What happened was an 1800 word short story and it looked like a miracle when it arrived on the page! I get amazed when it happens.
It’s easy to take things for granted, the “I’m writing this today and tomorrow and the day after it’s…” but I don’t think that the magic involved in a creative piece arriving from the ether will ever diminish for me…and I don’t want it to. EVER.
I am very lucky to be able to write each day and some of it may be cringeworthy when I look back at it pre-edit but just to be able to have the freedom and the brainpower to do what I love is totally fab.
Hope you’re doing what you love to do, have a great day.
PS please keep your fingers crossed that the freelance job I bid for earlier gets a big fat YES from the client! THANKS!
Posted by Joanne Hayle
A brand new follower asked for the link for the OCD article that I was working on in June this year…only my daft brain cell jumped to the Christmas related one (see more recent post) so I responded that it was on hold.
I am pleased to completely contradict myself! and say that the OCD article is alive and well and I’m pitching it to magazines so stay tuned! Fingers crossed, toes crossed, eyes crossed…you get the idea!
I did use part of my research for a book I’ve placed on Amazon How to write, heal and grow.
The basic overall message that came back to me was that people know what they SHOULD do but they don’t necessarily feel that they can.
e.g. People look at someone with a mental health problem and would not openly say “I’m a bit freaked out/don’t feel confident/don’t fully undertstand” and this makes them awkward so human nature being what it is, people avoid the discomfort and stigma lives on. More information is desperately needed for people to set aside misconceptions. (Any comments welcome.)
Hopefully as I write I can help in a teeny tiny way!!!
Big thank you’s to all followers – I do appreciate that you could be reading something else instead!
Great news yesterday – Poetree Org http://poetreecreations.org/ uploaded some of my work on to their site, feel free to take a peek! Fab site!!
Anyhow, yesterday after a few days I wasn’t thinking of Christmas…I was thinking poetically about time…today? I’m Little Miss Edit. It’s a mystery short story. The Mystery of Billy Burrows…out soon! (Or more precisely when I finish editing the little darling amongst other projects – I LOVE being busy!)
Have a great day and remember to smile, if only to make someone mad wondering what you’re so happy about!!