Please excuse our appearance. It'll take a while for me to get this blog together to where I want and need it to be. I hope it will help me launch my writing career or at least get my foot in the door.
You see, the thing is, I've been writing for a long time. My only successes have been finishing writing stories from start to finish. The trick is editing, which sometimes takes longer than the actual writing process. Wait, strike that, it always takes longer than the actual writing process.
I like to believe and still like to believe that writing YA (young adult) romance-fantasy is my speciality. In recent years after my college graduation, the fantasy started to secede from my work and despite my inexperience in it aside from your run-of-the-mill schoolgirl crush, romance remains in my work to this day. Considering where I am now in my writing, I can say that it was a short-term vacation in the territory of literary fiction in which I derived my inspiration from more realistic issues. Among my influences were a Season 8 American Idol contest, a 2010 film that ended in 9/11 and the 1987 film "Less than Zero." But more on those "spiritual" ventures later.
It's hard for me to believe sometimes that I'd been writing prolifically for the past 8 years, although less prolific lately where I'm lucky to take one idea from start to finish each year.
These days, though, I have more of a reason to celebrate. I returned to my roots in romantasy land and was rewarded more than I could possibly imagine.
My personal records show (although one of these days it would help to have an Excel sheet to explain all this) that I'd completed 12 stories (3 of which are of short, novella length) and of those 12, I could easily see 5 of them on a bookstore shelf (or perhaps a Kindle/Nook) in the distant future. I'm my harshest critic, so it's hard to discern sometimes what stories are good enough to see the light of day and which could gain enough of a following to wind up on a best seller's list someday.
The purpose of this blog is my attempt to establish a platform and gain a following to give myself more of a fighting chance in this competitive market.
Long story short, writing is one of the few things I'm really at and it's what I've always wanted to do, and have done.