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Friday, April 20, 2012


I am sitting here on pins and needles.  I just uploaded my first story to Kindle Publishing.  Elyrian Brides: Octavia by Sunshine Taylor Reddick.  *shaking my head in wonder*

I can’t believe it.  The pen name is a nod to my father, maternal grandfather (love that man who I never met), and my mother.  I like it and it suits me.

So now I sit and wait to see if anyone is interested in what I have to say.  It would be nice if at least one person liked the story.  It is part of a series of stories that I’ve been working on for over a decade.

I know, a decade! *chuckle*  It all started one day when I was watching a talk show.  There were men and women from each skin color represented.  They were all discussing why they didn’t date their own skin color.  I think that is the weirdest craziest thing in the world but I digress.

Anyway, when they got to the black man...I don’t even remember what he said.  I just remember how sad he made me feel with his words.  I turned away from the tv and started to write a story about a world where black women are adored.  That is where I came up with the idea for these stories.

It is such a hateful world out there.  It seems like so much of it is directed at women right now.  There are so many books worshipping every other woman on the planet.  Black romance novels are just that, black romances.  I thought it would be nice if someone put us on a pedestal or at least tried.

I really like these stories and characters.  I just wish I was a writer.  *chuckle* I am not a writer.  I am a story teller.  I love telling stories and dreaming them up.  I just wish my writing skills were better. *sighs*  If wishes were money…

Anyhoodles, may the Lord God grant me a receptive audience and my own little niche…or big niche.  I’m not choosy.  I’ll take a cottage industry like Tyler Perry’s to quote Time Magazine.  *cheesy smile*

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