I have always considered myself an artist. My mom will tell you I’ve been drawing since I was two. I went to college and majored in photography, promptly disregarding my degree as soon as I graduated.
Instead, I moved in with my boyfriend and worked in retail while he attended law school. I was quickly promoted within my store, becoming manager just before I tied the knot.
Having thus solidified my place as the breadwinner in the house, I decided to stay on and commute when my husband got a temporary job out of town. It was during these two to three hours on the road per day that I decided to start writing. I was miserable and writing became a way for me to think while waiting for traffic to inch itself along.
I realized that I enjoyed writing far more than any other artistic endeavor. Though it was hard for me, I felt better every time I wrote a clever scene.
Anywho, after that lost year of nothing but driving, my husband landed a great job in our hometown and we moved back to be near family. I was able to transfer my position to another store and we subsequently moved three blocks from work so that I could walk.
Life was suddenly awesome! We bought our first home about six months later and had our first baby, a little girl.
I am still writing, but the process is mighty slow. I am fortunate enough to be able to stay home with my daughter, but her needs have pushed my writing career into small blocks of time (when she’s napping).
My only regret is that I wish I found my love of writing sooner, so that I could have started earlier in life and perhaps even gone to college for it. Hindsight being twenty-twenty, it don’t matter now, but I look forward to learning more and perhaps even publishing.
April 27, 2015
*I thought I’d add a little update to this page. Everything above is still valid, but now we’re adding a son into the mix. He’s due in June, and we’re very excited to meet him! My daughter is now 2 1/2 and running a-muck–as most toddlers do–but I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve learned a lot since I started this blog 2 years ago. My technique has improved, and I’ve even had small bits of success on the publication front. I am currently working on two novels, but right now my love is flash fiction.