Oh, hello! You’ve stumbled onto this page to learn who I am, and why I write this blog. Well, I haven’t the foggiest idea. It’s an evolving process.
I started this blog to force myself to write more often. I have been writing and learning the craft of writing. I’ve been writing for years, but I hadn’t tried to publish anything until recently. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Meadow, Route 7 Review, The Magnolia Review, Brushfire Journal, and Bewildering Stories.
Over time, my blog has become my escape from the hard work of writing. This is the place where I write observations on everyday life, about the process of becoming a writer, and about any random topic that attracts my wandering mind.
A brief bio for now: I grew up on Long Island, NY, and I’ve lived in Virginia, New Jersey and now Nevada. I retired from law years ago, devoted myself to full-time motherhood for a while and helped to run a small business. Now my children are about to embark on their college adventure and my husband has semi-retired from the business. I’m still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.
I try to write poetry and short fiction when I can. I’m attempting historical fiction but that’s a long-term commitment.
Oh, if you’re wondering about the blog’s name, it’s taken from the letters of one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen.
Barbara Buckley Ristine