If you've taken the time to click through to my blog, thanks! And welcome.
I've probably gone about things bass-ackwards here. Read a few stories, posted a few stories, Thought about starting an author blog, finally got around to it. If I'd been organized, I'd ave started a blog as soon as I posted my first story, introducing myself and giving a little background about the story, how I came to write it and what I think of it.
Yeah, not so much with the organization there.
There's a chance I'll go back and post about the three stand-alone stories I've posted--Two Carpenters and a Lady, A Feast for the Senses, and Icicle,--and then again, there's a chance that I won't. I'll get to Christmas Cheer in a bit, in a post of its own, promise.
One of my biggest fears in starting this blog is that I'll let it slip. In 2018 I'll be posting stories, and below each one will be a note saying, "Visit Jess Barracuda's blog. Last entry way the heck back in 2015!" Or words to that effect. Let's hope not.
I've written almost since I can remember, putting words on paper because I had stories to tell. I've drifted away more than a few times, but it's been something I've come back to, a recurring theme. Putting words on paper, then pixels on screens, because I had stories to tell.
I actually sold a few stories to a couple of online sites about a decade ago, under a different pen name. Those sites, sadly, are now gone from the web. I won an honorable mention in an erotic flash fiction contest under the same name, and that one's still up, though I don't know if anyone visits it any more. I'm a little afraid to read it myself, in case it hasn't really stood the test of time. One of these days, I guess.
I started writing in earnest again around mid-2013, after a medical crisis that nearly killed me. I survived, but not without opticnerve damage that has left me permanently blind. It's been, and continues to be, a heck of an adjustment, but that's okay. I'm here.
And I'm still putting pixels on screens, because I still have stories to tell.
I hope you'll try them, and I hope you'll enjoy them. If you get something out of my writing, please consider voting, and maybe even drop me a line. I love to hear that my stories have touched someone, and I try to respond to feedback, though I can be slow. Every now and again, I'll lose track of an email I mean to reply to. If this happens to you, I apologize in advance.
So again, thanks for dropping by. If you've read this far, thanks for sticking around. I hope I'll see you again real soon!