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I decided if I really wanted to do anything with my story I was going to have to make it a priority.

Hello dear reader.

I got my biopsy results yesterday. The pollups they found were pre- cancerous. Since they’ve been removed, I’m fine. I have to have another colonoscopy in five years.

Honestly, I’m not sure which is the better news; that I have nothing to worry about or that I don’t have to do another colonoscopy for five whole years! Either way, things are good.

On another note, I started a novel several years ago called The Gatherer. I wrote about 50 pages of it and then reached a point where I got stuck. I had no idea where the story should go from there. So I put it away. Over the years I’ve pulled it out and thought about different ways to get it going again. Life would get busy and I’d put it away again. Lately the story’s been in my head a lot. I realized life will always get busy and I will always have too many things to do. I decided if I really wanted to do anything with my story I was going to have to make it a priority. So that’s what I’m doing. I pulled it out yesterday and worked on character bios and an outline. I put the first chapter through an editing program, then onto this program called Novel. It’s like Scrivener, but much simpler to use. I also put my bios on there and part of the outline.

While I’m working on finishing my novel, I’m also going to write some short stories to put into writing contests and submit to magazines. I’ll have a much better chance of a publisher accepting the novel if I’ve already had short stories published.

This is where you, dear reader, come in. I’m looking for short story ideas. There are many sites with story prompts, but I want to know what you think I should write. Why? Because you know me and you know how I write. So I think you’ll have more personalized ideas than a random story prompt. I’ll make you a deal. If you give me an idea I use, I’ll dedicate the story to you.

So I’m giving you good news and asking for your help all in the same blog 😮.

What do you think? What kind of short stories should I write? Leave your ideas in the comments section below. I’ll really appreciate it!

Until next time…

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Finished 😊

I’m an extremely fortunate woman and I don’t take that for granted.

Hello dear reader.

After doing two days of prep (which means three days of not eating) I finally got the colonoscopy done yesterday. I am so thankful that is finally over! They found a few pollups and sent them to be biopsied. I’ll get the results sometime next week.

On to more interesting subjects… It’s a Rocky Mountain spring day.

We can look forward to more snow today. Maybe this is the last time, maybe not. The snow was very late starting this year, so it may stop late too. There are a lot of people who think I’m crazy for living in a place where it’s still snowing at the end of April, but I love it. In July and August, when people are dealing with triple-digit temps along with humidity, it’s in the 70’s here (occasionally it hits 80, but it’s rare) with very little humidity. The same people that call me crazy this time of year are jealous in the summer.

To celebrate the end of the prep ordeal, Tim’s taking me out for brunch today 😁. It never ceases to amaze me how much I enjoy spending time with him. We always have a good time no matter what we’re doing. He makes me laugh every day. I’m an extremely fortunate woman and I don’t take that for granted.

Before I start babbling about my amazing husband (that’ll be a post for another day) I’m going to get in the shower and try to look my best for a day with him.

I hope you have a wonderful day 🤗

Until next time…