aka The Frazzled Mom
I love writing. I’d done it since Elementary school, but was never truly serious until well after college. And I’d only really started because of encouragement from a friend. I managed to publish one novel, my take on the Peter Pan story. It was fun! Suddenly, I had several ideas for stories. What could a write next?
I’d chatted with a friend and made mention of how much I enjoy Sherlock Holmes stories and that I’d love to write one, but wouldn’t be able to reach the level of Doyle. He suggested that I write what I know. And that’s how A Case of Need was started. For me, this was a tough one. Not only did I want the story, the action, everything to be smooth, interesting, etc. But I wanted the characters to be true to themselves.
There were a lot of “discussions”, multiple times of me wanting to just quit the process, lots of editing, revising, rewriting.
Ugh. It was tough.
I imagine it has to do with the obstacles I had to overcome. Not just writer’s block, but the frustration and self-deprecation that comes naturally for an author. Holmes is my favorite fictional character. How could I possibly expect to write about him?
In the end? I’ve never been more proud of my writing than when I finished this story.
I do not own the rights to these characters. The following story is fan fiction and not available for publication.
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