I’ve started writing fiction again

little aliensThis is such a delicate thing I’m almost afraid to mention it. But stories started sneaking back into my consciousness after the parathyroid surgery, and lately I’ve been starting each weekday morning writing a few hundred words.

It’s what I can make time for before I start into the still-enormous daily workload of getting the HollysWritingClasses.com site up and running and out of beta.

I’m not doing anything on projects folks know about. Those require research, development, timelines, backstory—infrastructure.

And this feels like a seed sprouting after a long, hard winter. Like, if I don’t step carefully, I could kill it.

So I’m stepping carefully. Right now, I’m just putting together a little story in an interesting new world. I’m aiming for about ten-thousand words.

I have about 1200. It’s science fiction. It has interesting aliens.

It makes me happy.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

14 comments… add one
  • Anders Jul 9, 2016 @ 0:14

    Yes! Very excited about this and can’t wait to read new fiction from you

    • Holly Jul 11, 2016 @ 9:40

      I’m looking forward to putting this one up. I’m starting to develop PLANSβ„’ for it as the world keeps getting cooler on me.

  • Irina Jul 8, 2016 @ 2:14


    • Holly Jul 11, 2016 @ 9:39

      Thank you. πŸ˜€

  • L Jul 7, 2016 @ 17:38


    • Holly Jul 11, 2016 @ 9:39


  • James, F.E. Jul 7, 2016 @ 11:32

    New Holly stories. This is a Good Thing ™.

    • Holly Jul 11, 2016 @ 9:38

      LOL. And thank you.

  • BJ Steeves Jul 7, 2016 @ 10:51

    You go girl!!! Keep feeding and watering that seed and it will sprout novels before you know it!!!

    • Holly Jul 11, 2016 @ 9:38

      πŸ˜€ Thanks, BJ. I’m increasingly excited about this story. It’s an entirely new SF universe for me to write in.

  • Juneta Jul 7, 2016 @ 6:44

    Yeah, more Holly stories coming. Can’t wait to read. It so wonderful you feel that way again and are moved to write. It must be a bit like the sun coming and rainbows reflecting after long storm. Happy for you.

    • Holly Jul 11, 2016 @ 9:37

      That’s a pretty apt description. Still amazed at the effects the parathyroid tumor removal have had on my life.

  • Deb Salisbury Jul 6, 2016 @ 19:38

    Yay! I’m so glad you’re writing, and it’s bringing you joy!

    • Holly Jul 11, 2016 @ 9:37

      Thank you. Me, too. πŸ˜€

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