‘Why did she make things? Well she enjoyed it of course;
but it also somehow
helped her remember who she was and where she came from.’
(Sent to me from Jordan – she summed up my life quite nicely!)
I wrote my first book two years ago and was thrilled and elated about the prospect of publishing it. Yes, I considered publishing the old-fashion way, but after much research I decided I didn’t have the time to wait for that. It could take years to actually be published and anyway it was time to come into this century. I was excited. I could do this, I thought. And I did! ‘Crossing The Line’ is fiction, a beach read if you must, light reading. I plan to try writing other genres as well!
This blog started out being about the trials and tribulations of writing, publishing and marketing in today’s new ways of publishing. From there it evolved into what it is today – an outlet – an outlet for my writing. I also vent quite a bit. Sometimes you may hear about my writing, some days about my family. After all, they are a big part of my life and sometimes whether they like it or not they make very laughable content for my blog. 😉 I should write a book sometime. Wait! I did that!
I try to blog about three times a week on the average. After all, I still need to actually work to make a living. (Blogging and writing to me is not work – it’s fun!) I sew – lots – for money! It’s a fun job too. My son at one time ,when he was small, called me the ‘Queen of Sewing’. Where’s my crown?
While residing in the Florida Panhandle with my Band Director, soon-to-be-retired, husband, Harry, we are fixing up Harry’s 1956 family home. It has been called a beach house, a bungalow, and a bomb shelter! We love it though and have learned quite a lot about home improvement DIY and how to live in a small space without killing each other!
There are in our mist, four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. We will be really old when and if Andrew blesses us with more, but that’s ok. He’s still in college!
At the age of four I homesteaded in Alaska with my parents and four siblings (I’m the middle child. What does that tell you?) and then moved back to Louisiana five years later. Reading is my favorite pastime and I believe I can follow that path of writing so others can read. There have been many stories started, but never finished. One day I sat down and started ‘Crossing the Line’, finally finished eight months later, and published in February 2013. I am now working on the soon to be published sequel, ‘What Line’. To be honest with you this second book has proved to be more time-consuming than my first.
All my content for ‘What Line’ was lost on my flash drive a few weeks ago! Uggh! I was so stupid not to save in multiple paces, but I’ve learned my lesson well! I’ve found 28 chapters in emails. Yay! Soooo… I will be working from there and re-writing. May be a long process. In the meantime I started on that Alaska book I’ve been wanting to do for so long. Read about that project here. Good things do come from being stupid sometimes!
If you find yourself with some free time check out all my pages and posts. There’s a handy little menu above under my header and also some great links on the sidebar. There’s also a link to ‘Crossing The Line’! Just click on that book cover to your right and up a bit. Yep! That’s the one! Follow me on Twitter at @knowlleselle and check out my author Facebook page. Hope to see you back again and again.
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