And so it begins. While I have enjoyed writing all of my life, I started taking it more seriously years ago. And, like any idiot, I started by trying to write a book. The story was good, but after a few chapters I realized the book was terrible. While I was a fair writer, I had no idea how to write a book. I was at least smart enough to realize that.
I had several options. I could have gone back to school and taken classes, but I didn’t have the time or money to do that. I could also study books on creative writing, but that seemed a lonely way to learn. After some deliberation, I decided to try fanfic. Several wonderful beta readers, many short stories, and three novel length fics later, I was much better at writing.
So I wrote a book. Ghost in the Park is a supernatural thriller complete in 72k-ish words. I’ve had two kind folks read it so far, and both reached a point where they could not put it down, so I must be doing something right. In fact, both complained that they stayed awake far too late reading it. There is no better compliment!
Now Ghost is busy trying to get a literary agent, and I thought it was time to start blogging. In this blog I will tell of my trials and tribulations in trying to get published, talk about my life, and share some of my short stories. Feel free to join me on my journey, which so far has been both entertaining and frustrating.
The pics on this blog are from my life. While I hope that you enjoy them, please do not re-publish without permission.