Tuesday, June 16, 2009

How Did This All Start?

I've always been the kind of person that's done so much for others that I totally forget myself-- always. Well, a funny thing happened on the way to forty...I decided to do something that I wanted to do. Something for me. And what was that? Writing...

When I mentioned my plans to my neighbor down the street she was totally shocked. She had no idea that I even remotely wanted to write. It wasn't that she didn't know me well enough, or that she wasn't a good friend, it was that I had forgotten my dream. How could anyone even know about my dream if it wasn't even a dream anymore?

I still remember my sweet husband buying me a handheld recorder for my birthday way back when. He knew I wanted to write and he gave me the recorder to help me get started. Now, fifteen years later, I have no idea where that recorder is. But I know where my dream is... and it's alive and well!

So, around Octoberish of 2008, I sat in front of the computer and thought and thought about all the stuff that I wanted to write about. My first idea was to write about my family, and maybe one day I will, but when my fingers hit the keyboard something totally different came out of me. Weird I know. And now, some 10 months and ninety-seven thousand words later, I'm done with Final Life, the first book in my Descendant Trilogy.

I love my characters. I love the story. I just need to find that one agent who agrees with me! Where are you? I know I'll find the right person. So for now I'm continuing to query agents and I've started my second book. Wish me luck!


  1. That handheld recorder went to good use after all. We recorded our precious children when they first began to talk.
    Keep writing, honey!

  2. In a super-secret location.

  3. So when do I get to read it?
    I want to read it ughh... NOW :)

  4. Hey Rose! I cannot wait to get a hold of the book so I can read it! I can only imagine where this "super-secret" location is..... :-)