Stories have a way of taking us out of ourselves that I've always respected. I can remember being eight and thinking; It would be so cool to be able to do that. Fast forward many, many years.
My world as I knew it was falling apart. I had spent the better part of my adult life trying to fit into what I thought I should be doing, and what I thought I was supposed to be. But feelings and situations like that can't last. They never do.
I decided that it was time to let myself dream. What do I enjoy doing? What am I good at? These are but a few of the questions that plague people who find themselves in similar situations. I knew I wasn't alone in feeling the way I did.
Several experiences inspired me to set out on the path that I find myself on. First, I started trying to think of myself as a writer. Which the biggest change I made, and the hardest by far to do. (I still struggle with it.)
Second, I watched a talk given by a famous American actor/comedian Jim Carrey. He talked before a group of graduating college seniors, and the gist of his video boiled down to You ca
n always fail, but what if you never try? And why not try? What are you worried about? Failure? Everyone fails. The way he said those things, made me realize I had been failing, no matter how hard I had tried I was failing already, so why not try?
Third, I started taking myself and my dream seriously. I began searching out other writers, listening to their guidance. Going to writers groups, lectures, any continuing education I could find to build the tools I would need to make my dream work.
So here I am, for better or worse. Trying to entertain and inspire readers, just as I was. I hope you enjoy my work, and I look forward to releasing more of it for you very soon.