Origins Blogfest…

Thanks DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude for this fun blogfest.  I love hearing about how people got started writing. 

When my first novel released last September, I went on a blog tour and often got asked how I started writing. 

Most people gave a giggle or gasped when I said I’d never dreamed I’d be walking this writing journey.

As in….never. 

I didn’t grow up writing little stories or poems. I wasn’t on the school newspaper or year book.  

The only artistic thing I did was a little drawing and pottery, but that’s about it.

So, in 2007 when a story popped into my head after reading Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness, I started writing. Within a few months I had an 87,000-word novel I had no idea what to do with. 

My BFF told me, “Take the next step.” 

I was like, “I don’t even know what the next step is.” 

I started asking around and found an author who was willing to point me in the right direction:  A critique group. 

The rest is history.  I’m so blessed to be on this writing journey, and I’m glad to have you along. 



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