I’ve been imagining up stories ever since I was a little girl. Between elementary school and high school I wrote two manuscripts (all be it terrible manuscripts but…), and was always dreaming up something new.
After becoming a mom, I struggled with the desire to create. I began writing about my own life, and then as luck would have it, my computer crashed and I lost all of my hard work. After having our second child in 2008, one evening I sat down at my computer and simply began to write. I had no plans, no vision, no idea what was going to come out. A year and a half later, I felt like I had given birth to another child. I was giddy as I typed the words “The End” and stared at my first (presentable) manuscript. That one was hard to write. I had never before felt so closely connected to a character, in that there were things in my own heart that I had to grapple with before I could get my main character to a point of healing and revelation. There were truths that needed to be uncovered and deceptions that needed to be exposed. I tried to force it many times, and ended up having to leave her in a painful place for about 5 months while I battled through my own perceptions of the way things work.
It was an intoxicating experience, and I became addicted. So this is the result of that addiction. I want to write, I want to publish, and I want to create a place where my readers feel safe being the people that they were created to be.
I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I plan to!
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