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Still plugging away

August 4, 2012
Posted at 4:45 pm
 

I haven't abandoned Girl From Across the Lake. work has kept me pretty busy lately so I've had less time to write. I'm still working on the next chapter though.

Feed back

July 8, 2012
Posted at 3:32 pm
 

If people wonder whether feedback matters, I save every single one I get.

I try to reply to the majority of them, except for the ones that send me a typo the find with the correction and that is all there is to it, no comments on the story.

I appreciate hearing from people who enjoy my stories,it's great motivation to continue. Thank you all.

I'm still working on the next chapter to Girl Across The Lake. I had intended it to be the last one but it's looking now as though it won't be.

mistakes

July 5, 2012
Posted at 1:14 pm
 

Several mispellings and typos were pointed out and thank you to those who were constructive in suggestions.

Unfortunately even after editing by another person some still got through. I write because I like it and I've never claimed to be perfect in my typing. Some feedback was so nit picky however that I actually considered giving it up because it wasn't enjoyable any longer.

I don't mind mistakes being pointed out but it's also nice to hear if someone liked the story in general along with the crtiticisms.

As far as grammar goes, some of that is intentional, some is just a regional way of speaking. To write the way some would have you came across as so pretentious and unnatural that it sounded bad.

Writing my stories isn't my career, it's something I do for enjoyment and relaxation. I like sharing my stories with everyone.

I hope people will forgive certain instances of poetic license used to make the story better as many fictional stories use.

As far as mistakes go, I hope people can also forgive some of them as regardless to what some have told me not only did my own spell check not catch them but also the spell check of an editor.

I'll continue to write stories as long as it's fun and as long as there are people who tell me they enjoy reading them. The day it becomes more like work than fun is the day I stop.

Girl Across The Lake

July 5, 2012
Posted at 12:58 pm
 

Thanks to everyone for the great feedback, The first four chapters were cleaned up some and reposted. I'm working on the next chapter now.

fact and fiction

June 11, 2012
Posted at 1:28 pm
 

One of the things I frequently have been asked is if any of my stories are based on my real experiences or if they are completely fiction. In more than one of my stories I borrowed from my real life, though I'm not going to say exactly which stories and what parts.

Even in my latest story, "The Girl Across the Lake" Has scenes between the characters that actually took place between myself and another person.

The funny thing is that the parts most often criticized as unrealistic or unbelievable are the parts that actually took place. In one of my early stories I received critisism for dialog between a female character and the male character.I had to smile at that as the wording was exactly what had been told to me by a girl in my life.

I guess it goes to prove that sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.