Some people think I'm crazy when I tell them that I'm going to be a writer. But as crazy as it may be, it's what I'm meant to do. From when I first learned language I was cranking out stories. In junior high I was already writing short novels for my little sister and her friends. Of course, once I got into college, that lifelong dream and goal did waver a bit. I was scared by everyone telling me that I won't make it, that you can't earn a living that way, and that it's just too competitive. For a little while (I'm not proud of this part of my life) I considered choosing another major and occupation. But let's be honest, once a writer, always a writer. Eventually I surrendered and declared English with a double minor in Creative Writing and Interactive Digital Studies.
I couldn't be happier! Of course the future is unsure, but I'm doing what I love. Of course I'll probably have a "real" job to support myself with for a while, but that's allowing me to live my dream, not preventing it. I thank God every day for giving me the gift of storytelling. So, if you're up for it, join me on this exciting and scary journey of trying to become a published author. Maybe I'll crash and burn, but maybe, just maybe, there's a place in the literary world for me.
So some quick things you should know about me:
I'm a Texan (warning-there will be state pride), relocated to Iowa (another warning-there will be complaints about the cold)
I LOVE the color yellow
I also love dinosaurs and rocks and have briefly considered a career in archaeology and geology
And I also also love animals; especially dogs, cats, horses, and sea creatures. I have considered careers in zoology or marine biology as well (English major, you were always right there in front of me, I was just too blind and stubborn to see you)
I like to try out new genres and styles of writing but I feel most comfortable writing historical fiction and fantasy. However, I have written sci-fi, realistic fiction, children's stories, poetry, Flash Fiction, short stories, and electronic literature.
And most importantly, I am a Christian and my ultimate goal will always be to glorify God with the gifts He has graciously given me.
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
~ 1 Corinthians 10:31
So there you go! That's basically me as a blog post!