Who I Am
When I was in elementary school, my teachers’ primary complaint was always that I daydreamed too much. Now I know it was only early training. I love the potential of a good “what if” and cannot resist the lure of that next morsel of information that might make it all click together. In life, to me, there is nothing better than the unknown.
On one hand I’m always changing. I’ve been a history teacher, a sailor, a secretary, a maid at a resort, an emergency room assistant, a telemarketer, a nuclear laundress (someone has to clean the radioactive clothing), a waitress (the worst one ever) and the list continues. You never know what you’ll catch me doing next month. Yet there are some things that never change for me… I adore my son and daughter. I love my husband. I would do anything for my family and friends. I throw my head back and scare babies when I laugh. And I will never stop writing.
Writing is not glamorous in the least. Nor is it easy. The most important thing a writer can do is read. And once a reader turns to writing…well, then you need to keep your butt in the chair. A two year old in church has nothing on me when I don’t want to write a particular scene. I find that listening to music helps to keep my head in a scene and when I say music I mean one song…over and over and over again. And then just keep at it.
Now I’m back to work…..