Hello, SEers, and welcome to another Mae Day on Story Empire. Let’s chat writer growth.
Last winter, a local newspaper featured me in an article. I was extremely flattered they were interested enough to profile me. What appealed to them was that I hadn’t written one book or two, but ten (along with three novellas and several short stories in anthologies). I remember the interviewer telling me, “That’s an impressive body of work.” It relayed a message that I was in it for the long haul.
Since that interview, I’ve released a collection of short stories and have two finished manuscripts waiting in the wings. It made me realize how long I’ve been doing this. Not just writing, but publishing. I started crafting stories in grade school, wrote my first short at eight, and my first novel at fifteen. But having my work published? That didn’t…
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