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A. Catherine Noon: Six Geese Laid
Friday, December 8th, 2023

Dear Reader, I am so excited! I finally managed to get the manuscript up for Six Geese Laid! Thank you so much to Delilah for welcoming me back to share it with you.

This was a fun one for Rachel Wilder and I to do. It was originally written for the WROTE podcast and performed by Vance Bastien. He did such an amazing job with it! Hearing our words spoken out loud was a new experience for us.

The story came about because our friend, J. Scott Coatsworth, asked me if I’d like to contribute something for the podcast, and I thought, hey, that sounds fun! So we wrote it really fast during Thanksgiving week while we were at a family reunion.

The thing about writing fast is that it allows you to avoid the inner critic. There is power in drafting, which one learns when doing things like National Novel Writing Month ( If I stop to wonder, “Is this spelled right?” “Is this the right way to say this?” “Would this really happen?” I lose the magic of the story. If I listen to the narrative I see in my head, and stay curious, then I can navigate from one piece to the next. “And then what happens?” “What would he say?” “How does that look?” I’ve heard it described as driving at night: you can’t see the whole journey, but you can see what’s in your headlights, and you can get from one end of a state to the other that way.

The other thing I enjoyed about writing this is that it’s a humorous story. It’s based in our Chicagoland Shifters world, and while there are times where things are funny, that series is urban fantasy – so, dark, angsty, and sexy. This story is a different vibe, and that was fun to experiment with going in. Short stories are always a challenge for novelists, because they need to be a full story: that means, a beginning, a middle, and an end or resolution. I find that difficult to do in a short format.

You’ll have to judge for yourself whether we hit the mark or not. But whether you decide to read it or not, I want you to know, Dear Reader, from the bottom of my heart: thank you for reading. Us authors work hard to tell stories that entertain and we are ever so fortunate to have readers like you that like to read.

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5 comments to “A. Catherine Noon: Six Geese Laid”

  1. A. Catherine Noon
    · December 8th, 2023 at 9:43 am · Link

    Thank you for hosting us, Delilah!!

  2. Laura Fasick
    · December 8th, 2023 at 12:21 pm · Link

    Fantastic news that this story is in print, Noony! I enjoyed reading the e-file version that you shared with a select few while preparing to launch this into the wider world. Now I’m glad I’ll be able to own my own official copy. :>)

    Thanks again, Noony, and thank you, Delilah, for hosting this very welcome announcement!

  3. A. Catherine Noon
    · December 8th, 2023 at 2:12 pm · Link

    Thank YOU, Laura!! So appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment!

  4. Laura Fasick
    · December 8th, 2023 at 7:53 pm · Link

    The story is on my Kindle even as I write this message, Noony! Thank you for sharing it with readers everywhere!

  5. A. Catherine Noon
    · December 8th, 2023 at 8:49 pm · Link

    Aww. Yay!! ~bounces~

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