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.
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.