"After Waking," My story about what happens when Sleeping Beauty wakes up, was published in the literary journal The Quotable. At the time it was accepted, they asked me if I would write a blog about my writing process. Well, as it happened, that particular story DID have an interesting genesis. So I wrote a post. They have posted it this week on their blog.
It's called "In Praise of the Packrat," because I seldom throw away any writing.
Writing this blog made me think about origin stories for my other pieces that have been published, so I found myself blogging here in my own blog about that topic more and more. Now, when a piece is published, I often include some words on the blog about how the story began or evolved.
Maybe it's not such a bad thing to be a packrat.
Ann Hillesland writes fiction and essays. Her work has appeared in many literary journals, including Fourth Genre, Bayou, The Laurel Review, and Sou’wester.
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