Here’s where I’m supposed to tell you about me when in fact there’s no way I know everything about me since I’m still learning and trying new things each day. I guess that could be a little bit of a Sheldon-ism (Love me some Big Bang Theory).
I don’t really remember a time when I wasn’t writing something. An I-heart-someone or doodling Mrs. Vicki, insert whoever’s last name I was in love with at the time, and you could have a wonderful short story of how my knight in shinning armor would rescue me on his red bike with training wheels and we’d have all the chocolate ice cream we could ever eat. I was young and that’s all I needed from an HEA back then.
Life changed, I grew up and before I knew it, I was a married with two wonderful children. My writing all but stopped. Yes, I know you can be a mom and write. Okay, so I know that now. At the time, I was very happy to write once in a while and just for my own pleasure. Besides each of those five manuscripts had to be the next best sellers when and if I ever sent them out. Right?
Flash forward. My kids are still wonderful and their father and I are no longer married but friends and each happy to have found their true hero/heroine.
Science Guy, my hero, bought me my first laptop so I could write again and be free to do so anywhere I wanted. The first month I played a lot of solitaire. I had no idea how to do this writing thing now that someone was supporting me in it. What if I couldn’t do it? Who knew that most well published authors feel this with the beginning of each book.
I joined RWA and TARA (my local chapter), where I met other aspiring and published authors. It’s also where I learned I had a lot to learn about writing. POV? I needed to be careful about whose head I was in? What do you mean I couldn’t know what someone else thought? Yeah, like I said lots to learn.
Craft books now had found purchase on several rows of my bookcase. Workshops, both online and in person became part of my life whenever possible. Giving myself permission to write crap to get it on the page and then to edit it to something that is shiny and moves the story along.
Will I ever quit learning? Nope. I learn something new with each new book I write. But it’s the journey I was meant to be on and I love it.
Writing Wishes and Plotting Dreams,