Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it – Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway had it right, as usual. I started writing an MG Magical Realism novel in 2006 as a “hobby”. I’m laughing right now, though you can’t hear me. After spending almost five years researching, lurking on writing forums, writing 130k words, revising, beta reading and revising some more, I trunked that first project. But the bug had bitten, and bitten hard. I was hooked. I had a slight hiatus from late 2011 to late 2012 for personal reasons, but when I started writing again I was “Burdened with glorious purpose”. Sorry, I couldn’t resist the Loki quote. It just fit so nicely. (You’ll discover I’m a bit of a fangirl as well!) This marked a turn for me. My next project was a YA Post-Apocalyptic novel I Have No Name and I was no longer content with maybe being published someday. There is only one end game here and I’ll write until the last breath escapes my lungs or I have a satisfying career sharing my stories with others. You know, whichever comes first. 🙂
Currently, I am working on a YA Science Fiction retelling of The Last of the Mohicans, told from the POV of 5 different characters. I’m a little worried about so many POV’s, but hey, the story told me to do that! Kora and Uncas are the primary of the main characters and it takes place on the alien planet of N’dah. It’s currently with betas and I hope to have it ready to query by Christmas, or sooner.
On a personal level I am happily married with five (yes, five!) beautiful children who I shall henceforth refer to as Minions. Minion #1, and my only girl, is 20, Minion #2 my teenage son is 16, Minion #3 my curly headed ray of sunshine is 7 and the youngest Minions, #4 & #5, are identical twin boys at three-years-old who just may be the death of me! Or at least warrant my induction in a mental ward.
Though I once had a career as a CADD Tech engineering museum exhibits for children, I am now a stay-at-home mom. When I’m not chasing Minions, attending soccer games, chaperoning field trips, making cupcakes, or trying to squeeze in a little time with my hubby, I’m reading, writing, reading about writing, and spending an inordinate amount of time on Pinterest (Check out my boards!) and Twitter. So welcome to my little world. Hope you enjoy your stay, learn something, and leave a little info for me too!