I’ve been hoping for something to inspire me to start back on my novel. It’s been a couple of months and the urge is just not there.

Yes, I’ve been traveling. Yes, the holidays happened. Still, nothing really. I find myself writing the same scene in my head over and over. It’s a scene I would like to use to start the novel.

Well, maybe that is writing. I have yet to put it down on paper. This is what I’m not sure of. Why? Has anyone else has this problem. Just staring at their laptop as if it were a stranger.

I keep reading. I’ve really enjoyed some of the fantasy stuff. Robin Hobb and Patrick Rothfuss. I love the worlds they create. I have wondered if I’ve become disillusioned somehow, knowing my writing is nothing like theirs. I also know enough not to compare myself to other writers but alas, I do sometimes.

I keep telling myself, it will come. Time will come when it all fits again.

Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.

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