Added for folks who end up here because they want to know what the 7 Deadly Sins are: Pride (or Vanity), Lust, Avarice (or Greed), Envy, Sloth, Gluttony, and Wrath. You’re welcome! Now….
I recently made some changes to my blog. Among the most obvious – I am writing posts more than once per month! Inspired by JannaTWrites, I am posting short fiction – right here, right now. Not searching for publishers, just putting it up. I won’t do this with everything I write, but sometimes it just makes sense. I’d rather people read what I write…than have it sit in a file.
The 2 pieces I have posted so far, Time Line and Between the Peas, are older stories. Most of what I post will be older work, because I do have other hopes (and plans) for my newer work. But it has been and will all be work I feel is (at least) decent. Although yesterday, when some folks clicked to this blog from a comment I left on another’s writer’s blog – one I respect highly and who is much further along in her career than I am – I began thinking maybe I needed to step up my game. But then, if this isn’t my “A Game” already, why am I sharing?
Hmmm, good question. I’ll have to think about it.
In the meantime, I will continue to post about my life, my kids, and my faith. I am also going to post more fiction, some poetry, and if I can ever get things set up so that it isn’t onerous for me, more of my paintings in progress (like Pictures of Jake). I have also updated my categories and tags….and find I am inspired by the concept of the 7 Deadly Sins.
TV Glutton and Book Lust were all ready in place. I have recently added “the wrathiness” and “vanity”. Yep, just plan old vanity. Though my weight-loss attempts are fueled by hope of managing my blood sugar, I’d be lying if I didn’t acknowledge that vanity plays a part. Becoming “heavier” is something I still can’t mentally acknowledge, even as I part with clothes I haven’t been able to squeeze into for years. I will write more on “wrathiness” another time. I don’t really feel wrath about….much of anything (so that’s where the “iness” comes in). Avarice/greed, sloth, and envy await…I am having a hard time thinking of anything in my life where those sins could apply – even vaguely – and I am happy about that. Yet (and oddly) this exercise is part of my faith journey for reasons I cannot articulate, so I’ll be working on figuring that out too.
I hope you come back, let me know if you love or hate my fiction, poetry, paintings…and outlook on parenting, work, faith, and life. In the meantime, here are some side-trips that have nothing to do with me, but much to do with this post:
The Seven Deadly Sins – It’s easy to find these pictures on the internet, but it would be wrong if I didn’t direct you to where the artist posted them.
Kharma’s Way by Janna Taylor – This is a short story, by the previously mentioned, JannaT. She has amazing pacing – somewhat reminiscent of early Janet Evanovich. This story is incomplete, in my opinion, but it introduces you to a talented writer, so it’s worth it.
Also, that writer I respect so much? Start here. I have directed people to Elan Vital by K Tempest Bradford before, and I’ll do it again. It’s a powerful story about a child’s love…and as a mother, I find it even more tragic. Anyone who has ever struggled to care for a loved one…who ever had to worry about the cost…will relate. And it’s science fiction too, so in my book, that pushes the awesome meter right over the edge.
Have a lovely week-end. And come back and see me next week!