My Writing and a Better Understanding


Being raised in a dysfunctional home, I used reading as an escape mechanism, and it worked to, most of the time.  I could crawl on the bed,  go into a different time and place.  I could even be a different person if I wanted.  I truly came to love books.  I have books that are worn and tattered and not worth five cents but I can’t part with them.  Enough of that.

I am fairly new at writing.  I started my book “The Tower” in March and it was published in November.  I can say it was a learning experience from the start.  I continue to learn all the time, from other people, who have published, or those trying to publish.  I guess the bottom line is, I am always learning and hopefully improving my craft.

I want my blog to be someplace that I can go to and write what I feel. Hopefully have some meaningful discussion on writing and everything it entails.  This is a new world for me, and I am jumping into it with both feet.

About shirleymclain930

I'm a retired RN enjoying my retirement to the fullest. I liked adventure and travel and making friends. I have 6 dogs and 1 cat. They are like having a house full of three years olds. Now for the rest of the story. My Granddaughter and her husband now live with us and they have 4 dogs and 4 cats along with a giant Flemish Rabbit. My Granddaughter has now added beautiful, Olivia to our household. My fourth Great Grandchild. They are a large part of my life and I can't imagine them not being around. I spend most of my time sitting in front of my computer working on my latest book or talking about Essential Oils. On the personal side, I'm married to a wonderful man who spoils me and I love it. I am very much a country girl. I love living on our 5 acres on Pole Cat Creek watching the deer and other animals occasionally stick their​ heads out of the trees. It's a fun life.
  • slamdunk says:

    Congrats on the book publication and best wishes with your new blog.