My daughter, who is three, has an amazing imagination. Her favorite form of play involves making up stories for whatever toys she’s playing with. My dad said that she sounds like a budding author, and maybe he’s right. But thinking back, oddly, I never played that way. I was more of an outdoor girl. My friend Laura had to drag me inside to play Barbies, and she was the source of all the best story lines, not I.
|My First Book|
About the junior high time frame I attempted my first book. It was a World War II book about an American pilot who crashed in Austria. It started out as a drama, but swiftly moved to a romance. Even then I had to get the romance in there. About 150-some-odd handwritten pages into it I stopped writing. My first experience with writer’s block. I still have the book (pictured) as well as many of my short stories.
I do have to say that eBooks have also provided the outlet I needed. The fact that I didn’t have to wait to be discovered to get my book out there is huge. I’ve reached so many readers that I might not otherwise have reached. Now I can’t wait to write my third book, and my fourth, and so on. I love what I do!