At the end of February, I decided to dote on all my fiction darlings. And you know what, my Luvs? During the editing, changing and rewriting process I noticed that my writing has evolved, and I LOVE how it has morphed ;-)
When my affair with words began, I experimented with everything in fiction: real Witches, fantastical witches, death as part of the circle of life, stereotypes, the absurdity surrounding certain myths and beliefs about witches, the treatment of minority groups, philosophy of religion, unicorns and pink silk (don’t ask), sexy, dark and bloody things… and yes, the list went on and on.
These last couple of years examining fiction through student-colored glasses helped me gain much needed focus. Now, my stories roam around three specific motifs:
1. Real Witches in Fiction (RWF)
2. Marginalized Groups in Fiction (MGF)
3. Sexy, Dark and Bloody Fiction (SDBF)
Each theme seems to like a different style: RWF prefers the good old dark magical realist touch, MGF enjoys sips of dark magical realist satire, SDBF wants to kick ass through the dark urban fantasy subgenre, and Witchy Writer Me (WWM) is kind of obsessed with acronyms and lists.
Why am I telling you all this? Because,
1. I love sharing happy things.
2. I’m going to pull some of my tales out of Pagan Culture (for massive rewrites).
3. I needed this post to explain #2. I just would hate for you to click on a link, find the story missing and start screaming, “Where has the fiction gone!” as you pull your hair out and tears and snot roll down your flushed cheeks. Not a pretty sight; and all that scalp torture might hurt too much.
|I couldn't find an owner for this adorable wailing beauty.|
If the shot is yours, please let me know.
In the future, my blog will have links that will open to the following message:
I’m editing, changing, exploring, rewriting, expanding or doing all of the former to the tale that used to live here. Once I’m done, I’ll add a link to the renewed story. Please read “Where Has the Fiction Gone!” for details.
Something else, after the Sexy, Dark & Bloody Fiction Party, I will publish my stories at my writing site. You should stop by and check it out; there is a contest going on and everything *wink, wink, wink*
Has your art, work or interests changed since you started sharing it with others? If so, how has the evolution affected the way you present your results?
P.S. If you are wondering where all the things on my sidebar went, click on Links and Other Bits and keep on clicking, my Luvs. I went reorganization-crazy the other day, and not even Magaly’s Blog Circle survived.
P.P.S. That’s what happens when I can’t sleep… because my crippled hip and shoulder decide to throb in the middle of the night… and at the exact same time the Universe chooses to remind me that being hot, female and amazing is a luxury I must pay in blood.
P.P.P.S. TMI is another result of MC… long posts are too… and fiction in which everybody but a tiny woman with a vicious look on her face, dies in the most gruesome of ways *grins viciously*.
Um… how has all this rambling affected your initial comment?
Here are some lovely spring pictures my Piano Man has sent me these last few days. My goodness, I adore my man. And the camera feature on his iPhone… I’m rambling again *sigh*
|The trees are dressing in pink|
|Spring? Um, yeah!|
|Blossoms in New York ;-)|