How did I become a writer?
Well, that is a great question and not too easy to answer. I wrote a small short story when I was in grade school about a surprise birthday party for my grandma Mima. It was a total work of fiction because I never recall throwing a surprise party for her birthday ever. We just gave her a card or presents or a phone call. I did not consider myself a writer though, not until I had my first son Christopher that was 11 years ago. Mainly I did not know what I wanted out of life for a long time.
What have I done to get where I am now?
I have been writing off and on, that’s what I have done. From the very first short story during those long nights where I had to get up every three hours to feed my son Chris, I would write in between and keep writing till I was done. Practice, along with writing and re-writing, getting feedback, reading tons of novels along the way all those things have helped me emerge into the type of writer I wish to be.
What are my writing dreams?
And where do I want to be in five; ten years?
My writing dream is to one day be a published romance author. I have been working toward that goal for years. It has been a long time, over 11 years as I have mentioned before but I had been unable to move forward because of moving often and having major financial troubles and stress that has been keeping me from accomplishing any major dreams.
Hopefully in five years I can be solvent in the money department, get my act together, and have the time and energy to submit to publications again. That first time doing so, years ago bore no fruit; no one ever contacted me or gave me an answer. Alas, there is something I have to always remember, that once you fall off the horse you have to get back up.
In ten years, hopefully I will be going on tour, signing books, have that financial stability I have always wanted and of course, be able to thank all those along the way who have either inspired me, or helped me correct my mistakes. They are the ones who have been great, who have encouraged me to continue. I will always cherish the harsh along with the pleasing feedback for it has made me a better person along with doing a better job as an author.
(Tell you anything else that comes to mind regarding my writing story)
Well, currently I am working on a Regency Romance novel about a lady who is frankly tired of her brother’s best friend viewing her as a sister of sorts and takes matters into her own hand at his family’s masquerade ball to make him see that she definitely not his sibling.
(Thanks for letting me plug this, by the way. Ha, ha)