First I want to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog! I really do appreciate any support I get.
So what can I tell you about myself? I grew up in the middle of nowhere and that environment made me a tomboy (now turned somewhat girly) as well as a person who loves the outdoors. I was homeschooled most of my elementary and middle-school years, then went to public school in high school. I met a man, fell in love and got married (gaining a daughter at the same time). I play video games. I read books. I like doing yard work and am generally happy with the way my life has turned out.
I work full-time in IT, am going to school full-time for IT, but wish I were going to school for creative writing instead. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember but because it was such an outlet for me, I never really thought about turning it into a career. About four years ago, I had a moment of inspiration and started writing a book. At the time I thought it was just going to be a quick project that was done in a matter of weeks and then set aside like so many of my other manuscripts. Instead I found myself taking extreme care in crafting this latest book. I became invested in the main character to the point that I feel she is a part of me. I didn’t know where the story was going, but I let the main character guide me and now it’s turned into a young adult science fiction novel that I hope will one day grace the shelves of local bookstores.
Like I mentioned, until recently I didn’t give much thought to making writing my career. It wasn’t until my husband started reading my work and started encouraging me to finish my book that I realized this is where I should be headed. I’ve written books as gifts for my nieces, nephews, and daughter over the last few Christmases and they love them. That also has given me some encouragement to pursue a career in writing.
I struggle with anxiety on a daily basis, but when I sit down to write (even if it’s a quick post on my An Attempt At Release blog), I feel peace wash over me. I’m calmed. Even if I am never published, even if my work is never good enough to turn into a full-time career, I will keep writing. I get enough personal satisfaction out of it that I don’t think I could ever quit. I remember summer days during my high school years where I would spend up to 8 hours straight writing. I miss those days because I was so lost in these worlds I was creating that anything was possible. I hope to someday get back to that. Instead of 8 hours spent working for someone else in a field that I like, but don’t fully love, I’d be spending 8 hours working for myself doing what I love most.
I will be using this author page to update my readers on what is going on as my writing career progresses (or stays the same). I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I will!