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Why aren’t you published yet?

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For a while, before I even started this blog, I have been asked that question and I had always shied away from answering it.”Why aren’t you published yet?” Readers have come to this blog and said the loveliest of things about the stories I write. Some have sent private messages asking when the next short story is coming out or demanding what happened to a character I created. Others have struck up conversations either over the phone, on social media and in person about how amused they were by a story or how a story meant something to them (why you no put all this in comment section, eh?) There have also been those readers who say, “You could do this better”, or try this and read that. And I did. I still am. I have taken all these into consideration-the praise and the criticism-to try and make myself a better a writer. I have combed through the internet to look for resources and read long articles on ‘how-to’s of writing, improved my reading habits, taken on more writing roles (that overwhelm me sometimes) I think I have become a better writer…I think.

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Unfinished

 

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Amara woke with a deep gasp. She felt numb like she had been pulled out a strong tide. It’s how she had been waking up for the last month. She held her chest and tried to calm herself but the more she thought, the tighter it seemed to get until she was nearly choking and gasping for breath.

“Breathe,” she told herself. It’s what she did every time she had dreams like these, the ones that jumbled her mind up so much that she saw them as nightmares.

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