Sunday, November 22, 2009

Interested in a Story?

(Kitty)  I've been thinking and wondering on and off for several years if I'd enjoy writing a newspaper column. The biggest drawback to getting started is that I probably wouldn't be paid a dime, and I'd have a weekly deadline anyway. I'd also thought about writing a serial - a story that is published a scene or a chapter at a time. Again, potentially a lot of work for little reward... even though I'm pretty sure I'd enjoy doing it.

Lately, I've been thinking that allowing money to rule every career decision is not necessarily a wise career decision. This morning I read in Colossians 3:23, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward." So I started thinking, well, why not? I'll be working at my writing with all my heart, and you can't "practice" enough in any form of art, so I only had one more question:

Are you interested in reading a weekly or bi-weekly serial? If so, I need to hear from you here or by email.

I would probably start at the beginning of January - a good time for new beginnings. I could test out a few ideas I already have, or you could give me an idea here. I'll choose whichever sounds the most fun and get started. So would you like to read about:
  • angels and demons
  • elves and fairies and dwarves in a modern setting
  • superheroes in a modern setting
  • fairy tales re-imagined
  • young adult fiction (like Harry Potter or Twilight or Inkheart)
  • something else
  • OH YEAH - Ann just reminded me - something set in Sydney (duh!) LOL!
I'm not going to write/post something that I intend to send to publishers, so it needs to be something I find fun enough to write knowing I'll never get paid for it, and not epic in length. If you don't care what I write, but you'll still come read it, let me know that, too!

If no one responds, I may take that to mean no one will want to read it, and I may decide not to do it. So let me know!


Ann Barndt said...

Sounds great Kitty! I follow a few blogs, including yours. got started that way. She started a serial about how she met and married her husband. "Superheros in a modern setting" would be my first choice. Last would be a young adult "harry potter" type serial. Humorous stories from your own life are always good too! Give it a shot!

Kimberly said...

I love to read! During tax season, the shorter the better....... First choice: fairy tales re-imagined.

I have added your blog to my Google Desktop RSS feed - so new posts are always on the sidebar!

PS - Joan would like to see Halloween pics.

Gaffney said...

A fun return to the ways of Dickens!

Funny - yes. Superheroes in Sydney -- haven't seen that yet.

Looking forward to whatever you decide on.

debbie said...

Oooh, I like the superheroes in Sydney idea! Kitty, I'm inerested in reading. Can't wait until the new beginning in January!

Bridgette said...

How about a fairy tale about modern-day super-heroine, Kitty Kat, fighting against the demons, alongside elves, fairies, and dwarves disgiused as angels disguised as humans who are really vampires living in Sydney? It could be the next James Cameron flick! :0)

I'll read whatever you write, Kitty! I miss you a ton! Smooches!