OCTOBER 2014 ISSUE – BPL

My BirdsFlash Fiction Piece ‘Folding’ Published at BPL

As many of you know, I have been on a personal journey toward my goal of writing fiction. Since December 2013, immediately following inspiration received at the Massachusetts Conference for Women, I began blogging. The goal of my blogging was to: a) see if I could set deadlines for myself and keep them, b) discover whether I really enjoy writing, and c) overcome my fear.

Today I report, that I have kept my deadlines (mostly), and I still love writing. The fear, well it is part of who I am, so I just shove it to the side sometimes and tell it to sit quietly.

The post I am reblogging has a link to my first published piece, called ‘Folding’. Like my Freshly Pressed post (see 9/24/2014), it isn’t particularly uplifting. But I can hear my voice in it, and these fictional characters who asked for their story to be told, felt real.

If you are wondering, my novel includes characters with health issues and addiction, but only because these issues are part of everyday life. Unless writing about utopia, a fictional world includes real people working through real issues. But that said, my lengthier works have much more of my natural optimism, and hopefully some humor.

So for all of you who have been waiting to see if I will realize my dreams, hang on, ‘cuz I’m just getting started. Thank you for being here with me!

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About Barbara Rath

Enjoy reading, writing, hiking, hangin' with family, friends and my dogs, watching soccer (Go Breakers), baseball, football. Favorite foods are coffee, chocolate, and artichokes. Always thinking of new stuff to do and then not doing it.
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2 Responses to OCTOBER 2014 ISSUE – BPL

  1. Great job, Barbara! I enjoyed your writing, and look forward to reading more.

    • Barbara Rath says:

      Janet – thank you so much for being such a positive influence. You are truly a kind person. I’m searching for an agent over the next months and if I find one, perhaps the novel will find its way to the world. It’s people like you that have given me the encouragement to keep going. Sincerely, Barbara

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