Wednesday, April 25, 2012

V is for Venture

There have been several ventures in my life. The one that has been the most rewarding has been writing. I did a stink with silk flower arrangements for weddings. While it was fun it was not real fulfilling. I also sold Party Lite candles for several years. I just couldn't seem to make it work for me. It was fun, but left me wanting. Teaching was my career and I loved it. I loved the challenges and the children. I would not have been able to do it if I didn't.

The one mainstay in my life has been writing. I turn to it when I have issues I don't know how else to deal with. It's a great outlet for emotions. I can vent on paper and then shred it. No one gets hurt and I  don't have any bottled up anger or frustration. I have learned to use that emotion to create those feelings in my characters. It gives them flaws and makes them more believable.

Now I am venturing into new territory. I am writing a series, something I've never tried. Also I've chosen to write in first person. I have taken on writing articles and am going to be co-authoring a mystery...that could also possibly become a series.

I ventured into the South Carolina low-country and found that I truly love it there. So I am working to sell my house so I can relocate there. I foresee different locations for future novels and short stories.

Nothing ventured is nothing gained.



  1. Good luck in your new ventures - writing and house move. I'm sure it will all work out.

  2. sounds like you will be pretty busy--good luck with it all

  3. Sounds like my kind of venture. I love parts of South Carolina and writing there would be a perfect place

  4. Good luck with change. Change is good.


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