Wildokies St. Patrick Day Stories

LUCK OF THE IRISH What’s worse than a leprechaun who has lost his pot of gold? A leprechaun banished to Sedona, Arizona until he can find it and get it back. Will his leprechaun magic create mayhem or will he, and all those who cross his path, be lucky in love? Follow the tales of lost leprechaun gold as the Wild Okie Writers present the LUCK OF THE IRISH series to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

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Life

Life is hard. The older I get the harder life seems to get. Is it me? Probably. I strive for perfection in everything I do, and it always seems to get me into trouble with someone. Husband, kids, parents, friends, etc. School has been the best thing for me at this juncture of my life. It’s given me back my self-worth. I again know I’m capable of achieving my goals – and for me that’s a huge step. I’ve always had conflicting thoughts about what I’m supposed to do with my life. The one thing I do know is that …

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New Possibilities

I am so excited!  I get to participate in a new project that my writing group is setting up.  I’m hesitant though because of the requirements.  It is a series of stories bound together by the beginning plot.  It follows a certain family through time and tells their stories, which will be written by a different author. I’ve never written like this before but have wanted to try.  The most common doubts have cluttered my mind:  Can I do it? Will I write a story as good as the others?  Will my writing voice be as strong as the published …

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Artistic Gifts

Artistic gifts are living entities within us.  As we grow and learn, they wrap around our insides, bonding to bone and muscle.  Some of us may have been blessed with more than one gift, but only one will speak the loudest. My gift is storytelling.  The art of weaving ideas and fantasy characters into an unforgettable story is what I do the best.  I love every second.  I was born into a multi-talented family and from a young age I tapped into this wealth. My parents decided when I was six, I was going to be a musician.  I sang in …

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Writing

Writing is my life. My drive. I sit down and the stories pour out of my mind. Sometimes so fast my hand can’t keep up. If life—kids and laundry—didn’t bombard me, I could write a book a month. Well, maybe a month and a half. There are times though, when trying to get published is overwhelming. I realized early in my writing journey that editors and agents are human with inhuman jobs. They have good and bad days and aren’t perfect. Unfortunately, because of the publishing industry’s demands, the author is expected to be faultless. As authors, we dream of …

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