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Missing You

Hi Folks,

If you think my posts have been too short lately, even by my own standard, or that I haven’t been visiting your blog, you are right! I’m working on a book, my first–a compilation of short stories. It takes all the time that I can spare from part-time job and full-time motherhood. So, if you’ve been missing me, or there’s something you would like me to see/read, please post a comment on any of my posts. I do check my comments section daily.

And I miss you all too. The temptation to throw in the towel and just sit back and read all your wonderful posts is too great, sometimes making it difficult to concentrate on the task at hand. But this book is a dream that I want to realise before the end of the year. Not sure if I’d be successful in the given timeline, but I’m trying. Wish me luck!

With love



I am an Instructional Designer, avid reader, small-town woman and working mother with a fish-eye perspective. I have just published my first book, The Forest Bed and other short stories. If you like my stories on this blog, feel free to Like, Comment, Reblog and Share. You can reach me at or through my Facebook page

23 thoughts on “Missing You

      1. Lumme. No, Shaily. I think that collections of short stories work like novels. It is not always the best stories that work, it is the best collection. They develop a pattern rather than a theme. They will pick themselves. When you are happy (or, at least, happy enough) it will be write. I really look forward to reading it.

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      1. Sure! Happy to help. It’s all quite complicated though. Did you have any plans yet of how you want to do it?

        I did it two different ways – the first was to read books on it, look at websites and then try to copy the method – I can dig out notes for you, but I found this really difficult, and I messed up lots, so I may not be that helpful. For my last book, I paid someone to do a cover and someone else to format the book – that was way less stressful!
        The second way took a few weeks I think.

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      2. If you want to, you can! Kindle is a bit simpler, I think. I know nothing about creating covers, that’s why i paid someone else. but if you have someone who knows stuff like that and can give you advice, plus you have a few ideas, then why not? I know other writers do that.

        I think the important thing is to be honest about what you want and what you’re capable of. I never paid for editing, because I could achieve a certain level of readability and I have a friend who is excellent at grammar and helps me out. However, I paid for advertising for Peddling Doomsday, because I have no social media skills. (not sure it helped much, but definitely less stressful than trying to do it myself.)

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      1. Yes, the one about a husband that buys a carnivorous plant for his wife. To get her killed. The smart wife turned the situation around. Number 2, the prince charming that was sent on a task to become dragon foodor. Number 3, the elderly female landowner who falls in love with the new owner of her land. These 3 easily come to mind. πŸ€— Good luck

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  1. Best wishes Shaily on your writing. We only get 24 hours in a day so most of us (including me) have to pick and choose what gets done, read, or written in that time frame. Im happy you set aside time to write. Gook Luck!

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    1. I am trying but it is my first and rather scary since my stories are not typical. They are shorter than short pieces of poetry and I’m unsure of finding any audience at all. I’ll need all the support I can get from the blogging community.


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