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About meFiguring out what I wanted to do with my life has been a long time coming. Fresh on the college scene, my mother asked me what job I thought I would enjoy. My answer? I don't know - maybe be a florist? This set me on a path to a landscaping degree, a far cry from my original idea. Of course, that pursuit failed, and I soon found myself in a series of jobs that had nothing to do with my schooling and simply took advantage of my intelligence and hard work.

All the while I knew I had not found my calling.

One day, after waking up from yet another dream in which I met my future husband (ironic because I was already married and the dream man looked nothing like my husband), I had an idea: What if someone really met their special someone through a dream connection? What would that look like? How would that affect the other person, especially if one of them was damaged to the point that entering a relationship would be detrimental? Could they hold out for that person, especially if there was a tempting pit stop in their path?

These questions led to the craziest project I've ever taken on in m my life: writing a novel.

It took years to finish, and I especially struggled with the editing process. I eventually finished and self-published my book, Call Her Forth, and realized my dream. In the process, though, I found that I had more stories to tell; more ideas to share. I also had much more to learn.

When I had my son, I thought my writing days were pretty much finished. I wrote a booklet about my birthing experience, and then I took a job copy writing. Though I wasn't writing fiction, the stories and ideas kept coming; a mermaid, a tower frozen on the Antarctic continent, a world ruled by tyrannical wizards.

Finally, a friend told me about NaNoWriMo, a blitz of a month where people from all over attempt to write a novel in the month of November. No thinking, just writing and tracking your progress. I wasn't sure I could do it - I was, after all, a wife and mother of a small child - but during naps and late at night I tapped away, and I did it! I wrote another novel. Again, the editing process held me up, but I was motivated this time. I began reading articles, trolling social media sites, and learning as much as I could about being a better writer.

A year later, here I am, editing my second fiction novel. I have plans to re edit my first novel, and ideas for a trilogy that have me very excited. It's a process, and I've made a lot of pit stops along the way, but I truly believe that this is what I was meant to do with all my creativity. One day I hope to be successful, but for now, I'm merely content to create.



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