I’m using a totally new! and improved! approach to start another project. Instead of rushing straight in not knowing where I’m headed except for the last page- and scrapping the whole thing 40k words in to start over, I’m making detailed outlines and spreadsheets. We shall see if this is a better way to write! I almost killed myself learning how to use the spreadsheet, the simplest thing out there, but now I’m off 🙂 I’ll report back eventually.
I was born and raised out on the fringes of the rainy Pacific Northwest on fishing boats and cold beaches with only a dog and kittens for company, and so my love of reading and creating stories started very early.
My dad would illustrate my early stories and I would listen to him ramble about European history and warfare, eagerly asking questions about Kings, Queens and our own family history.
In my adult life I am wife to a brilliant and hilarious web designer and mother to two wonderfully weird children whom I am trying to pass on to my love of learning about the world.
I'm an amateur genealogist, amateur photographer and amateur history major haha. I'm good at doing amateur stuff lol.
During the last couple years I finally turned my life-long urge to write into a serious endeavor and finished my first novel called (for now) The Stone and the Stars, about a dying dystopian society, and one girl trying to escape it before it collapses.
While I finish cleaning up the edges on my novel for the umpteenth time, and before I send it out into the world, I've lately begun a novel about utopia, this time on Earth.
I'm finally living up to the nerdy book-worm title my family 'lovingly' pinned on me from the time I was small, and finally doing that one thing I feel like I was born to do.
Cliche and silly? Yes!
Nah. I do not like this one bit.
Meh. Eh. Others might like it I had serious problems with style or substance.
Enjoyable read. Would recommend, had something special that appeals to readers.
Clearly my type of book. Impressive writing skill and/or plot/characters. A solid book.
A lonely unicorn rating. My personal opinion doesn't even count here: an amazing book, I sweep my hat to it.