Reinventing Myself

I’m Reinventing Myself — Again

It’s something I do every so often. It’s a phrase and a plan that I learned as a member of a writers’ group whose members were reinventing themselves every so often to become better writers and better people.

I’ve done it ever since. My present reinvention involves changing what I write and what I plan to do in addition to writing.

As for the writing part of the reinvention, I’ll stop writing the clean, wholesome, small-town romances I’ve been writing since joining Winged Publications. They are great stories but I find I struggle to write them and when they are finished, they all seem to have additional features that most such stories don’t have. Such as time travel. Or ghosts. Or sci-fi elements. And so on.

So maybe I should stick to what I do best and enjoy doing. But my new writer persona will involve more than those elements. I’m also going back to writing the kind of fiction I enjoy. Short stories.

I’m thinking that I’ll write a bunch of short stories around a theme. Then I’ll put those stories together in an anthology and see what happens. I’ll approach Winged Publications and see if they are interested. I think they will be but if not then I’ll self-publish.

And about the picture at the top of the page? That’s the other half of my new self. The part of me that’s made hand-made greeting cards for family for years and that I sort of overdid during Covid 19 lockdown when I stayed home and made cards. And stayed home and made cards. And stayed home and made cards.

I’m now selling the cards on Etsy and I’ll also ramp up to sell them through Facebook marketplaces, both local and otherwise. Whatever works.

But there’s a third part to my new self and that’s blogging waaaay more than in the past. So be prepared. I don’t know what I’ll say but I’ll say it often.

Stop by and find out. It’ll be a revelation both to you and to me to see what comes next.

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