Welcome

Hi! I'm Susan. This is my website/blog.

While this site started long, long ago in a more typical online-journal style, it's evolved a lot over the years. These days, it's a space to open the door on my inner writing world.

A few earlier posts remain—mainly random thoughts, flash fiction, and some tips for freelance writing. Otherwise, I'm starting over and sharing a bit of my latest journey.

After working as a freelance writer for nearly 10 years, I've recently begun focusing more on writing fiction. (And on actually sharing the fiction that I write.)

I finished writing my first novel last year (!), then plunged into the less exciting (and more stressful) world of query letters, sample pages, and synopses. While agents have often been kind and encouraging, none have taken a chance on me yet.

So... I'm taking matters into my own hands and moving on to plan B: self-publishing.

My first novel, The Insistence of Memory, is now available on Amazon! 

Whether navigating traditional publishing or untangling the options of publishing on my own, I'm finding that selling a book is a whole different animal than writing a book.

Putting my fiction out there for the world to read is scary, but if I love something I've written, there are bound to be some other people who love it, too. Of course, there will also be some who do not like it, but that's okay, too. Art is subjective. Not everyone will be my audience and if we all had the same taste, the world would be a less interesting place.

If you're hesitant to share your own writing (or drawing or other art), maybe that idea will encourage you, too. Your audience is out there, too.

Follow along to watch my progress and we'll see how this journey turns out together.

To get started, check out my most recent post or browse through my past posts.

You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Thanks for stopping by!