I have been writing fiction since 3rd grade, when I won a Young Authors contest in my classroom. That win earned me a chance to meet other authors at a county-wide event, and I’ve never forgotten the experience.
I have always loved the creative, the tangible, the making of something so, at the end of the day, I can hold it up and say, There, THAT’S what I did today.
There is a list of “possible topics” on my computer that runs about 8 pages. Less than half have been
crossed off as completed.
I write because I want to know what the story will be. I write to find out how it’s going to end. I write not to publish, not to become famous, not to win awards, but to satisfy the what if?s in my head.