I’m a writer on a journey, passionate about the process of writing and being creative. I truly love short stories and poetry. I enjoy watching interactions between people and being a student of life… I am currently working on a collection of short stories for publication.

It has taken me a while to realize this is what I’m supposed to be doing. I’m no spring chicken and I’ve made a complete turnabout in my life, my goals and my dreams. I began writing stories when I was 8 years old. I’m supposed to be doing this. I denied it far too long. I have no idea how things will turn out for me, and IΒ  have no desire to know. The point is to take the journey, wherever it leads.

You can also find me on Twitter @sheilapierson1

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  1. Hi Sheila!

    I haven’t read any of your work yet, but I thought I would offer something that has helped me a whole bunch. I joined a writing website and got wonderful critiques from other authors. Actually, one of them recommended I submit my work to a certain publisher and that’s how I got published. Had it not been for the friends I made on the site, my book would still just be sitting gathering dust. Not only did the publisher agree to publish LAID OUT AND CANDLE LIT, but they agreed to a three book deal. The next book, YOU’RE BUSTING MY NUPTIALS, is due for release this summer.

    There are many sites out there, but the one I belong to is TheNextBigWriter. In order to get critiques for your work, you must critique others and it will cost you about $5 bucks a month. I’ve posted 3 novels on the site, and received help from surgeons, teachers, business men, ex-cons, etc. from Hawaii to Florida to Washington to Canada. You’ll get a good cross section of not only the country, but age groups as well. My readers ranged in age from 20’s to 70’s.

    This may not be news to you and you may already belong to a site. I just though if you didn’t, it might be something you would want to try. I recently downgraded to reviewer status, since I’m not posting anything right now. You can do that for free. They have many short story authors on the site.

    If you post your short stories somewhere, I’d be pleased to read them. Just let me know.

    ~Ann

    • Your experience is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with me. I have not heard of this writers’ site and really appreciate the tip. I have a few random pieces on here – flash pieces and poetry but I’m working on a collection of short stories for publication. You are just too awesome for providing this info!

  2. Hi,
    Best wishes on your writing journey. It took me long to find my writing call too. Better late than never, right? Many blessings.

  3. Sheila, as I read your blog it was clearly evident to me you are a talented writer…and I love your site! It’s gorgeous. Best of luck in your writing journey.

  4. What a great story! I’ve had a similar turning point in my life, so I can relate. It’s never too late to figure out what you are meant to do. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Thank you for stopping by and liking my poem “Lavender”. Best of wishes on your journey. No matter what, enjoy it and have fun!

  6. don’t ever give up writing – make it a huge part of your life, because you are an excellent writer….

    just say’n

  7. Hi Sheila,

    You can usually set your own price for your work. I would avoid any publisher that doesn’t allow indie authors to set their own price – my little story is free to encourage new readers in time for the two works that I’m waiting to publish. Good luck!

    Adie

  8. Hey Sheila,
    I can relate. I opened one of those little Golden Books (Lassie) when I was seven and started writing down the words. It set my soul on fire. I have been writing ever since. Only recently have I been working hard to get noticed. I will spend the rest of my life trying to do just that.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and good luck to you. Keep the writing going.

    Tim

  9. Can’t say I’m a writer, but I must say I loved reading your words..thanks for joining me on my journey, I feel happy to tag along with you too πŸ™‚
    P.S: looking fwd to your published stories!

    • I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts. Sharing what you’ve been going through is so helpful to others – you never know when your words may benefit another. Thanks so much for tagging along, too! πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Sheila.
    I know exactly where your coming from regarding your desire to write. In particular “I’m supposed to be doing this. I denied it far too long”. I’ve expressed similar thoughts on my own about page! Great minds and all that, huh? πŸ˜‰
    Good luck with everything. I hope you do well. πŸ™‚
    Cheers,
    Richard

  11. Well Shiela, i am not a spring chicken either but i love to write and share what comes from within my spirit, my soul and heart….Trying to touch as many people worldwide just to remind of the power of love frist from a relationship between them and God’s love, and then what God gives to you to enhance your gift to share love with all others. Love is simply giving, not asking for anything in return and living the dream that lifts your life ever day! Thanks for visiting my site, and i am also following yours and i look forward to reading your posts! Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Hello, Sheila!

    WordPress featured your blog on their main site today (the post on how music affects writing). I decided to take a look – and I think I may stay here a while, with your permission πŸ™‚ You have some VERY interesting posts here – clearly you’re a gifted person.

    I come from Poland, but due to health problems (Cerebral Palsy), I was forced to go to the USA 4 times… That’s where I learned the language and discovered what it is I want to do in life… Be an interpreter πŸ™‚ I love the English language, I love music, and also writing to some extent…

    I used to write a lot as a kid. Lots of stories, poems, and even one play… Then one day, most of my works fell prey to a computer virus…and something blocked inside me. I haven’t wrote a real story since. Just poems in Polish from time to time. Although I do have three poems in English, too πŸ™‚

    I’d love to invite you to my world (I recently moved to WordPress from one Polish site that had problems and it was difficult to blog there), but if you don’t know Polish or don’t have someone who knows it, I’m affraid you won’t understand much…
    Basically, I write about things and people close to my heart. About the things which move me in any way. About the things and expriences I want to remember. About my passion – Celtic culture… About the history and culture of Great Britain and Ireland… I’d give anything to go there someday.

    Have a great day and remember to always nurture your talent… It would be a shame for such texts to go to waste πŸ™‚

    See you around!

    Peter

  13. Thanks for your support and advice. I really appreciate your style and articles. I wish you a good luck. You will surely meet success one day. You cannot deny the fact that you are a very good writer. πŸ˜€

  14. Hi Sheila,

    Happy New Year to you. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. And thank you for keep following my blog. I hope my posts do not disappoint. Take care, Sheila.. πŸ™‚

    Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

  15. Hello Seila, I just at your post in the reader and had to stop and read; it was so gripping. You write with your heart. And since you like your poetry, and because I am keen to benefit from your comments, I invite you to read the story of the awakening of a spent nation written completely in verse in my blog http://www.nirbhayasindia.com Hope to hear from you.

  16. Sheila,

    It is an honor to join you on this journey, you’ve echoed the wrestling match that I have had with myself over the years, before I realized that running from what I am supposed to do was pure folly. Diving into my passion has really helped me to see what truly makes me happy, whole and thusly that is the most important thing!

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and for your warm words. I’m always humbled when something I write relates to another human soul. Thank you πŸ™‚

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