Sometime in November when I was browsing stores in our little county seat farm burg’s 3-block downtown, I got started talking with a gal working on pricing and shelving books in it and it turned out she was a publisher, the books were by local authors, and she was one of the ‘ringleaders’ in a local creative writing group.
She invited me to come.
They meet at 9 am on Saturday mornings in a locally owned bake shop.
Early time makes sense for getting other things done during the day but for people in my health it sure is an effort to get going at that time of day.
The gal I visited with has Lyme Disease and understands that, so at least one person already there can grasp the concept of occasional brain fog and physical limitations which can be variable, and that’s okay with me.
I have a science-fiction/fantasy story which I have played at writing on and off for several decades – a work on it for a couple months put it away for a couple years, kind of thing. In last couple years I have gotten a lot more serious about developing it. Some of that serious is developing concurrently with my hands having more and more problems building model trains and model rockets. And even flying kites
Whether the other members truly understand is an open question but I did say to them, Understand this, while I can do a damn good job of passing for neurotypical I have autism and the more the physical things are roughing me up the more it comes out, so do not be astonished when that happens, because it eventually Will happen.
Anyway, I’ve been going for a month and a half now and enjoying the company and conversation, and the writing exercises we often do during meetings.
Hmm, maybe I will work toward getting my story published …
It has been said that to set it up to appeal to the average neurotypical mass-market reader it will be necessary to divide the chapters differently from what pleases me as a reader; another hmm …
That below would be the majority of the story’s manuscript. Some is on yellowed loose leaf, college ruled with round outboard corners – how long has it been since those were sold! Some is on high school and college typing paper from that old reliable Smith-Corona manual portable A lot of it is handwritten: can’t do that much any more.
And earlier here in 2018 I came across a few pages of some railroad stories I wrote while at VA Tech in 1980s. Had pretty much forgotten about them.
Have probably mentioned that on here before but will mention it again anyway.