This summer has been one of the most challenging acts of juggling I’ve had yet. Between working close to full time hours, not sending the kids to camps, and a littler of Rottweiler/Golden Retriever mix puppies, I have been spread fairly thin. About five years now I’ve been building and focusing on my writing career. For those of you who are in similar shoes you are well aware of the “Peter Pan” feel to juggling an aspiring writing career with reality. It can really seem fruitful and even selfish. (Maybe I’m alone with that but I don’t think so.) In all honesty I have had writer aspirations since the third grade. I read Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson for a school project and I fell in love with the written word. I wanted to make people feel the kind of emotions that Katherine Paterson made me feel. I was hooked on stories at that point.
Now, I do feel like I’ve been making getting strides in the right direction and I feel as though I’m close to where I want to be. I’m currently working with Booktrope on publishing the first in my urban fantasy series. I’m also creating a young adult novel separate from the series. A roller coaster of confidence levels and learning at an accelerated rate. All this to say, I really appreciate where I am in life. I am somewhere I’ve been working hard to be. As nerve-wracking as it is I’m happy and ready to continue to chip away the em-dashes and choice adjectives.
Character creation is the best kind of work in my opinion.