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Saturday, March 20, 2010

 I began writing when I was just a child. My parents would ground me to my room without any source of entertainment such as tv or radio. You have to remember, in the 80's, radio was everything. MTV was just begining to take shape and we all had big hair. I'm sure all the adults out there remember that.

So, when I would get in trouble, and it was often...I would read and write. I found out I loved writing. I loved coming up with the characters and taking them on adventures. I was even able to create characters based on people I was angry at and make their life hell...I mean let's face it, when your a teenager, this can be theraputic.

Time went on and I grew up. I bacame a wife and a mom, however I never stopped writing. About 4 years ago, I began writing this series called The Burning Times. Even though it was a life long dream, I didn't know when I started writing the series I was going to try to get published. This time didn't come without it's heartbreak. Three years ago we had a fire and we lost everything. I had to start over...When I say start over, I mean family made it out but all we had was the clothes on our backs.

Then a miracle happened. I don't know if anyone out there believes in miracles, but I do, and this one is mine. When the sun came up my fiance', John  and I decided to go to the house and survey the damage. On my desk next to the melted and chared computer was a stack of disks and a paper (hard) copy of the very first draft of The Burning Times. I couldn't believe it!!!  I had lost everything accept this single copy and some disks that contained the outlines of the next two books and half of the second. It was like a sign from God...I am suppose to write.

Well, I had to wait again to start working on the series because we have a big family and no place to live. For Christmas, John, bought me a labtop computer so I could start writing again. It didn't take long for the words to begin comming out...

The links to this page will take you to some short stories I have posted on as well as a few of my novels. The first of which is called I AM WOLF. Then there is a series I'm currently working on called The Burning Times. I hope that you enjoy the reads. Leave me a comment and let me know you were here. Also if you like what you read, click follow so you can be notified when I have added a new story.

Thank you for taking this journey with me.  :)


femworld said...

Hi Joann...It's a good beginning and should be a lot of fun for you! As it turns out, I also share your enthusiasm for writing, and hope to also attempt something similar.

Good Luck...

Browneyegirl145 said...

Thank you for leaving a comment and the support!!! I really appreciate it!!! Hope life's spirit is finding you well... :)

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Susan Mary Malone said...

Ah, Joann--this is actually great! To be a great writer you need do two things: read and write. A ton. Which you've done! I know your heart sank when you lost the work initially, but finding the disks WAS a sign. And most first efforts are just that--first efforts. Remember, Hemingway said the best thing that ever happened to him was losing his first three manuscripts on that train . . .
I am blogging about this very thing this week! Come take a look at:
I expect great things from your writing!

Stephen Prosapio said...

Very cool story! Way to keep writing and that fire story is an amazing miracle! Even more ironic considering your title!

Browneyegirl145 said...

Thank you for your support and the positive things you have said. I hope you will visit me again...smiles

I didn't really notice the irony of it till just now. Thank you for your keen comment and for the support...I look forward to hearing what you have to say about the rest...smiles.

Denysé said...

Beautifully done, Joann!! Your blog is lovely, and I know success is waiting for you - just keep the faith and let your heart be your guide. Writing is something of a "calling" or as some have said to me, a "gift" and if it part of you - there is no escaping it - as you discovered with your manuscript and discs... so, begin the journey knowing already that you have chosen the right path.... some things are meant to be in this life - and expressing your heart through words, touching others with your wisdom and emotion - these things are a gift, and they are to be shared!

Wishing you laughter on your journey, wisdom at the end of it - and a thousand love affairs to light the way, dear Joann!!

BIG hugs to you, and thank you for your friendship.... always!

ladybirdrobi said...

I think you have got the beginnings of a great series. You just need to find the right publisher to get you going. Have you looked into any at all? Different pubs have different submission guidelines so you'll just have to send off to everyone to find the one to do your publishing. I wish you good luck and best wishes despite the fact that you left me hanging here as far as what happens to Sheria and Stavon.

Moses Siregar III said...

Yay for us new bloggers. You're off to a great start, Joann!

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