Stephanie’s Intro

Hi! I’m Stephanie Shackelford, one of the three founders of this blog. I have been creating stories all my life. It wasn’t until high school that I thought to write them down, but once I did, I never stopped. I have hundreds of stories in various stages of completion on my computer, hundreds more from pre-computer days, some stored in boxes, but most lost forever.

While in the midst of raising and homeschooling three children, I made the choice to delay publishing. But I never stopped writing. That’s why there are hundreds of stories on my computer. 🙂 Now it is time to get some of those (and the dozens more I keep conjuring) finished and published.

As I focus on that, I have learned so much about being productive, about how I work best, about how to recognize and minimize distractions and so much more than “just” creating stories. And that’s why I’m here.

Shonna and Kitty (you’ll meet them later this week) and I decided to start this blog for several reasons. I’ll be honest and say that at least a small part of it is self-serving. We want to write. We want people to read what we write. We want people to tell their friends about our writing. But just as much as we want all that, we also want to help other writers get there too. All three of us believe in the principle that when you give, you get.

Zig Ziglar puts it this way: “You can have anything you want if you help enough people get what they want.”

So we invite you into our own adventure toward productivity and publication. We’ll share what works for us, what doesn’t and we’ll try to figure out why.

Hope to see you here often!

7 thoughts on “Stephanie’s Intro”

  1. Shonna (and anyone else who might be interested), all those stories are packed away in a box. I only vaguely remember what they were about. They were romances, I do know that. I’ve been dreaming up romances since my first crush in Kindergarten. LOL And many of my stories had/have fantasy elements. I started a “Starman” story (alien man comes to Earth and falls in love with an Earth woman) several years before the movie by that name came out. Maybe I’ll have to go wandering through that box soon for my next project idea.

  2. Stephanie, now I’m curious…what kind of stories were you writing in your pre-computer days? I know I’ve got some stories on old floppy disks somewhere, but mostly just beginnings (no middles or endings!)

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