I’ll be very brief today ’cause I feel I’ve gotten long-winded at times and my mouth is tired. Not only that but I’m writing, as you may know, so I’m putting a good amount of time toward that when I’m not on here running my mouth. I wanted to pull y’all to the side and thank subscribers, commenters, Twitter followers and folk who are reading from my Facebook page. Other than me dropping by to visit other blogs and them responding back to me, I don’t think I’m missing out on anybody else but just in case, I’ll just say wherever you’re reading me from, thanks and all that good stuff.
I’m making some good progress on my collection of short stories. I feel a little wishy-washy telling you this but I ran into a road block on my novel. I’ll revisit it but the collection is what’s working. If you haven’t read the excerpt on the site, I wanna invite you to do so and the excerpt there is what the short story writing is looking like. It’s a little bit more tame than Totsy but not rigid or academia style at all, ’cause I had enough of all that when I was writing up papers for my schooling and currently looking over Little Totsy’s stuff, I do it enough as it is.
As folk who take time to read what’s going on in my head, I think it’s a right cool idea to let you know what I’ve been reading. I just finished Angela Tung’s Black Fish: Memoir of A Bad Luck Girl. It was a good read too. I like reading stories that enlightens me on culture but there’s a whole lot more to the story and I encourage you to read up on Ms. Tung. I’ve also been reading short stories online and from time to time, I’ll pick up one of James Thurber’s books I have here with his stories in it. I don’t know what’s on my list next. I may get started again with Cold Sassy Tree. I had to put it down earlier this year ’cause of so much busyness but that may be the one. Those some country folk in there, so I may run into somebody I know (wink, wink y’all).
I’m also a member of the Crazy Chicks Club and yesterday, I decided to start this new thing I’ve learned in the last couple weeks called flash fiction on Fridays. That kicks off tomorrow. I needed these little exercises to keep me writing and painting during those dry spells. If anybody wanna join me, welcome.