Well, No, But Yes, And No, Yet, Yes

The question: “Are you writing the same kind of books you wrote when you first started?”

Yes and no.

When I started writing, it wasn’t books.

I started out, (as an adult), writing (in earnest), songs, poetry and articles.

The songs won awards; the poems and articles got published.

I had written stories as a kid; even put some together books. (They impressed my teachers).

However, I never expected to write a book as an adult. I have many stories, mostly short stories  in me; some I have put down. I have send a few out that were rightfully rejected because they needed more work. Some I have worked on, others I haven’t , and I have not sent any of them out again or more than once, which is breaking all of my advice to others.

Inspiration for a book sudenly hit me, inspiration which I have discussed here before. One look at a photo posted by our Founding Fox and an entire romance novel jumped in to my head immediately. The idea was almost instantaneous, the rest of the story followed within seconds and many of the details followed quite rapidly.

Another Former Fox got me to flesh out most of the rest of the story by getting me into a writing competition, (which I won).

Editing has become a problem; procrastination, which I will be working on, has been a real problem. As discussed last week, family and health have been problems.

So, no, I am not writing books that I started out writing, because I didn’t start out with books, but yes, I am writing stories and an occasional poem.

Then again,  yes, I am writing the same kind of book that I started writing, since it is actually  the same book.

But then, no, because I don’t know if I have another romance in me.

Yet, yes, because I actually have a children’s book just about ready ,(I think) to go out again.

Stay tuned!

About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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6 Responses to Well, No, But Yes, And No, Yet, Yes

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I think it’s rare for an author’s journey to be a straight shot. Yours just happens to have a whole lot of curves and twists. But twists and turns make for a good story, right? Keep plugging along, and we’ll be looking for that children’s book!

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  2. Jeff Salter says:

    Echoing what Patricia notes above:
    creative expression is rarely a linear journey.
    The best among us will be flexible, open-eyed, receptive, and willing to take creative risks.
    And, yes, it’s all hard work, no matter what road — or path, or plank — you tread upon.

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    • If life were linear, it wouldn’t be interesting enough for anyone to be able to put together a story! I don’t think we can hold back the floodwaters of different creative endeavors that want to spring forth.


  3. I like how your journey is a bit different. That you started with songs and poems.


    • Yes, isn’t life funny? My sister had been entering a (then) famous songwriting contest for several years. When we moved to Idaho, I was bored out of my mind and she got me involved. I took a minor award, (something like an ‘honorable mention’), but it was an International competition that famous songs/songwriters had won. My sister never won one. she wasn’t happy!
      It’s really hard to break into songwriting,I had no idea. Then a friend who used to write who would have me proof-read her work put me in touch with where my poetry was published several times. It is no longer publishing and I have not submitted any in the past few years.
      Time to move it along!


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