I have been more actively pursuing writing since 2004, but until recently, I had yet to complete a first draft of a novel. I can check that one off my list now. In between the initial pursuit and this first draft, I dabbled in short stories, entered a few contests and did fairly well, and I’ve had a few non-fiction articles published. But my real passion is novels. Novels that matter. I love it when a story takes me away to some other world, but I don’t feel satisfied unless it’s moved some part of my heart. It is my deepest desire to do that through my words for someone else. Time will tell.
When I’m not writing, I’m busy parenting. I have three elementary-aged children, and they are a ball of chaos and fun. My husband is my biggest cheerleader and supporter; that is the icing on my wedding cake. I am squeezing in mini-home renovations and there is still so much to be done. I figure I’ll be done about the time our children have flown the coop and we’re ready to retire.
I’m hoping that in the not-so-distant future I’ll be able to tell you about my first book contract, and how I’ve already started on my next book, but in the meantime- there is work to be done.