I have EXCELLENT NEWS. My snippet for the ROAD LESS TRAVELED blog hop sponsored by the WEP won FIRST PLACE~
SO, I don't have any insecurities about my writing this month. Instead I will inspire those of us who HAVE BEEN in an incredible writer's slump, like I have over the past two years, THAT one day it DOES PASS!. You just never know what will trigger it. Inspiration can STRIKE at any moment! It has for me...
My new Memoir/WEP is MOMMY KAY- About a very UNFORGETTABLE woman for her time or ANY for that matter.
The inspiration for this memoir came about, just in passing. My neighbor at my condo in Orlando has a few pups. Hamlet, my Westie, being the friendly sort, dragged me over to have a visit with her pups. We got to talking and after a few chats, the subject of her mother came up. Well, the rest was history. After hearing about a few of Kay's OUTRAGEOUS romps through life, I mentioned to Kim that I was a writer and would be very interested in writing Kay's memoir. Kim's face glowed. "OMG, my mother had always wanted to write her story," she said breathless. So, a few weeks later we signed a contract and I got straight to work.
THE WEP was having their usual blog hop/contest with their usual fabulous prompts, and the "ROAD LESS TRAVELED" prompt was the perfect one to feature a snippet from Kay's memoir. Kay is the epitome of someone who traveled on the road less traveled!
I'd like to thank Alex and all the staff at the IWSG! Their website for written, facebook, and twitter pages are a cut above the rest and an AMAZING source for us writers. Please drop by Alex's site to join or for the list of other amazing writers who help to inspire those of us who are insecure about our writing... or if you need to vent out your insecurities or look for guidance.
So here is the winning entry for those who may have missed my WEP post! And have time to read it...
MOMMY KAY... is the story of Kay Hickman, a single 18 year old woman from Queens, NY on her way to class at Hofstra University in October of 1954. She nearly runs down her soon to be Italian American husband. By January of 1955 she marries Nick, a 21 year old air force pilot. Their daughter Kim is born in December of that same year. By the end of 1956, they are divorced.
And now, without further ado....Here's Chapter Three: Titled- Watch Out World...Here She Comes! Narrated by her daughter Kim. Take it away, Kim..
Six months later, the adoption papers had arrived, then Mom gave birth to my sister, Stephanie. Soon after, Madame Tovar demanded her “Star” return to Macy’s, and she did.
I hope you all enjoyed it!
THANKS for Stopping by and have a WONDERFUL DAY!