I have always wanted to be an author. For years I dreamed of it and constantly surprised my teachers with my “creativity” as I’d find ways of bringing fantasy into my written assignments. I got good grades too. 😉 Then I grew up and got some bad advice. I believed I couldn’t have a career AND a family, so I chose the latter for eighteen years until I decided that was a very bad idea. Now I am armed with love and support from my husband, children, mother, sister, and some super great friends – I’m determined not to let them down, especially the girl in the photo, taken in 1979.
I do my best to write everyday for 2 hours, and I usually make that goal, but I’ll be the first to admit my family comes first. However, if I don’t get the written word on the page, I make sure I’m at least reading and jotting down ideas for the next sit down session. I have been known to take off for a day or two and shut myself away in a hotel out in the middle of nowhere to keep myself focused.
Son of Asgard, my WIP, is a Y/A novel in the Contemporary Fantasy genre. I love my characters, plot line, and everything else about it. I am hanging it up to participate in NaNo this November, but them I’m ready to finish it come December 2010.
I’ve submitted a picture book, but it wasn’t ready for publication. I tinker with it now and then, but the novel I’m working on is my first love anyway. I frequent writing conferences in the West. My past two mentors were Alane Ferguson and David Farland.
In my personal life, I married my high school sweetheart and have seven amazing children. When I’m not writing I’
m daydreaming, homeschooling, cooking, supervising, cleaning, going out with friends, network marketing, trying out new things, reading, or walking our sixty-five lb. husky. That may sound boring, but when I drop dead at night, I find myself wishing it was just a little more boring than it is. 😉
My favorite dress is polka dotted.
My favorite car is toss up between the Camero and the Custom Corvettes. Our Chevy dealer knows me well.
I’m a huge sci-fi/fantasy lover. If that makes me a geek, cool.
I still ♥ pink lipstick and blue fingernail polish. I wear both on a regular basis. I don’t believe you can outgrow either.
It wasn’t until I started hanging around other writers that I discovered that I’m normal. 😀
Welcome to the write world.