How I started writing by Edna Curry

Please help me welcome Edna Curry to my blog today. Edna is giving away a ecopy of her book to one lucky commentor so be sure and leave her a comment.

Eccentric_Lady_FINAL_2I really don’t know how I got started writing. I guess I’ve always written in one way or another. Diaries, school assignments, letters. They sort of morphed into longer fiction.

I wrote short stories to read to my kids and then longer pieces to please myself. Eventually I tried romance novels because I read so many.

Most of my stories seemed to have a murder in them in one way or another, so I moved into romantic suspense and then cozy mysteries. I jump back and forth, depending on what idea pops up next.

Currently, I’ve been doing a Lacey Summers Private Eye series. The latest is just out, Eccentric Lady. Lacey is a small town PI who seems to get in all kinds of danger because someone doesn’t like what she does. In this novel, she tries to help a woman find out why her aunt is missing. But her aunt is eccentric and often goes off on trips alone, so no one believes she’s really missing.

My writing day varies depending on what else is going on in my life. At the moment, my husband is in the hospital and just had surgery, so I’m not getting much done besides running back and forth to the hospital. Everything else gets put on hold.

ednaspic_2Sometimes I write for 3-4 hours straight, sometimes only a half hour here and there. I try to roll with the punches that life hands me. I really hate Christmas because it seems to bring sickness and death to someone in my family every year. Bah, humbug.

But that’s just what happens in my family. Maybe yours is the opposite and only happy things happen at that time of the year. I hope so.

May 2013 bring only good things to you and yours.

5 thoughts on “How I started writing by Edna Curry

  1. Thanks for sharing your writing life, Edna. My favorite genres are romantic suspense and cozies. It’s good to know that you can catch a few moments to write no matter what life throws at you.

  2. The fact that you manage to make writing a priority despite life’s curve balls is the mark of one dedicated to his or her craft. Inspiration is everywhere. Write on and may all of your pen’s dreams come true in 2013!

  3. Edna:
    I’m so sorry your husband is in the hospital. I hope he recovers quickly and things get back to normal for you. You seem to be one of those people who is able to write your way through challenges. I would love to be able to do that.
    I’m so glad to see your efforts published!!!
    Happy New Year.
    Teresa R.

  4. Thanks, guys.
    He’s doing better today and should be home in another day or so. He got solid food yesterday and they removed the rest of the tubes, which is a very good sign.
    I usually just take a break from writing when life throws me a curve ball. But I do keep editing others’ work and also revise my own. That seems to work okay even if I’m upset.
    May 2013 be wonderful for all of you!

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