February 8, 2012. It was 11:00 in the evening here in Ohio. The day was winding down for most people, but I was thinking I would try my hand at writing a story.
I had never written anything before, and I didn’t have a story in mind, but I opened the proverbial blank piece of paper in Word and decided to see what I could produce.
I’ve always loved the name Susan, so I chose to use it for my main character. I decided to write about some of my life experiences from working in a weight loss center by day and playing racquetball at night, but I would have everything play out in a much more interesting way in Susan’s life.
The opening paragraph came easily:
My perfectly restored ‘67 Chevy Chevelle careened around the corner at Walsh and Park, the tires squealing in an effort to get my attention. I was angry. My mind was reeling. I was thinking of all the ways I wanted to kill him. People on the sidewalk were staring as I flew by, and I knew I had to get a grip on more than the steering wheel. Carbide City was known for speed traps, and I didn’t need another ticket. Why are restored muscle cars magnets for cops and tickets anyway?
On July 13, 2012, I completed the fourth book in the series. I know! Isn’t that crazy? But I was having fun – sailing along, writing, laughing, and self-publishing. My books are a fun, easy read. There is mystery, a little humor (sometimes madcap), and a little romance. They are pretty squeaky clean with nothing to make you blush.
I started blogging in June. I wanted to record this crazy path of writing I’m on. Since I’ve been here, I’ve met wonderful people, learned from others, and I’ve even sharpened my new-found writing skills.
I do post quite a bit about my books, writing, or something I’ve learned, but I also like to shake things up with bits of humor at times. I hope you find something to enjoy here. Please leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you!
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