“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”_ Anne Frank

I was putting together a character sketch last night. Fright set inside me and I began wondering HOW CAN I…limit this to just a short story?

Writing what you know sometimes begins to feel all too real. Trying to prevent yourself from becoming someone who almost destroyed you, in turn, causes you to overcompensate and become someone you can’t even recognize.

Character sketches become scary when you try to input parts of the people you tried to forget. Those people come back and look you in the face as if it were a mirror into the past.

WILL I…limit my writing for this contest to a short story of a mere 1,000-3,000 words, or just abandon the project all together out of fear? WILL I…save this project and commit more to developing it into a novel?


Author: Pameladlockwood

I am an aspiring author. I love to work in my woodshed. I learned how to run a lathe which is my tool of choice for making lamps and bottles. I also love to dram and paint. Creating is my passion. I am a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 3. I have recently been diagnosed with a rare nerve condition called CRPS. It has been a hard road for me but through this site and creating I hope to find some solace. I am a firefight 2. I have been an applied therapy assistant for autistic children. I have a degree in two years of accounting and have received my certificate in Medical Transcription. I love to learn and grow as a person.

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