This is a new beginning for me as a writer and I am very excited. In 2003 I had The Sureshot published and thought I was well on my way to being a full time, amazing writer. And why not? I loved it. I was efficient and creative. I had mastery over the basic conventions of writing. And besides, at 23 years old I had a published story. It felt great. I immediately wrote another manuscript, the sequel to The Sureshot and the publisher was willing to publish it. That never happened however. The publisher turned out to pretty much be BS. Honestly my first story wasn’t as amazing as I thought and I was very busy finishing college, beginning my career as a teacher and having and raising kids. The writing career never exactly took off. No worries.
Now much has changed. I mean, I’m still a teacher and love that, I still have kids and love them. After much turmoil and a personal identity crisis I find myself in a much different life stage, and I love it. I have a stable career, stable relationship and besides all of that, I’ve become a much stronger writer. Oh, and my publisher went bankrupt and I retained all rights to my work which is simply super.
So what now? Now is the time to follow my passion. I love writing. It is therapeutic, cathartic and gives me something to focus my creative energy on. I’ve grown much stronger as a writer, much more disciplined and strategic. I have a deeper understanding of the writing process and produce much better works. I have several in the wings currently.
With no further ado, I’m very happy to announce the rebirth of my writing career, even if it never really was a career. I plan to write and publish my work and with any luck, make a little extra money at the same time. More on what and how later, but for now, consider me a writer. As in, one who writes. Thank you for supporting me on this adventure. It’s going to be fun.