Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Long Time No Blog...

Yep, been awhile. But since I only have 11 followers, half of which are family, it doesn't really matter what, or if for that matter, I write. The point is that I haven't had a lot of time to blog lately. Or even write and I've been craving to write. Like, lock myself in our new office and plug away at the keyboard until my fingers bleed, crave. My first novel, SHY, was published on August 24th and I've already sold tens of copies! Off to an incredible start. So yeah, not many people have bought, but those who have, have given me positive feedback. Granted, again they are mostly family, but it's always an ego boost to hear that someone enjoyed what you created.
That's how I see myself. A creator. Sara and Tarren are my creations. Their adventures together were invented in my head and carried out with my pen (well, keyboard) and paper (computer). And I love that feeling of carrying them through each adventure. From Sara's first dream and Tarren's first power test to the very end (c'mon, even though most of you who will read this have already read the book, you think I'm going to give spoilers? As my grandmother says, "p'shaw!")
Everyone has their own creative side. I have a sister who paints (awesomely), another sister who writes witty and funny, yet another sister who bakes and creates chocolate that makes the God of Chocolate (whoever that is) jealous. Mine is also writing. My stories are a little on the darker side with my heroines having to go through literary hell before they can emerge the heroine on the other side. I fought it, mind you. I didn't want to be dark. I wanted my writing to be light and romantic like the movies I love so much to watch. But every time I tried, they ended up like a Lifetime movie. (Not that all Lifetime movies are bad, there are a few I might personally own. Don't judge.) But other than for my own enjoyment, it wasn't me.
So there you have it. A bit of rambling so I could get my writing fix for a couple of hours. And you might have even learned something about me. woohoo.