After a long writing hiatus, which included 15 years composing jewelry, I’m back to writing. I created a little newspaper in second grade that won me a Kennedy half dollar. I wrote poetry and music in my teens. As a young adult I wrote some short stories, one that placed 33rd in a Writer’s Digest contest and one that won a Midwestern writer’s contest — go figure, I’m a New Englander living in California. I made inroads on several novels that never came to fruition. Then I took a jewelry class and went down that rabbit hole of adornment and art fairs. I used my writing for my limited marketing and I even edited the newsletter of the bead society I joined. Writing always lingered. Then I lost my basic creativity and didn’t do anything for a while. Sometimes in life, you stop and ask yourself what you loved and misplaced. My Muse, Lucy, tapped me on the shoulder and cleared her throat.
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Writing has always been in my DNA. Lately, though, I’ve let my writing lapse and as I’m getting to that point when I have fewer birthdays in my future than I’ve had in my past, I need to get writing and this blog will help prime the pump. That being said, I’ve never been someone who could settle on one specialty. When I made jewelry, I dabbled in beads, wire, charms -- necklaces, bracelets, earrings -- jewel tones, pastels, metals. And so it goes with writing. It’s not in my nature to make this blog about anything in particular. To quote Forrest Gump, “You never know what you’re gonna get.” A review one day, a rant the next -- travel logs, general observations -- things that make me crazy and things that keep me sane. Thanks for participating in this grand scheme to get Gray Mare writing as fast as she can! View all posts by Graymare725