The dark demons clawing their way into people’s hearts, pushing them into actions they didn’t want to do, torturing—that was some of the darkest stuff I’d ever read to that point.
But up until then it had been nothing but text books for me. Doing undergrad then graduate school kept me pretty busy with reading text books, writing papers and not to mention the ever-dreaded thesis.
I didn’t have much time, let alone desire, to read. Movies were more my thing to escape from the education stuff. Then after grad school, I took a ten year vacation from reading anything other than magazines.
That’s when I fell in love with movies.
But once I picked up This Present Darkness…oh man, I was HOOKED! Combine that with my love of movies containing supernatural/paranormal storylines…I fell into writing.
I sure didn’t know what I was doing, though. But with the guidance of fellow writers, good books on the craft (such as Plot and Structure), attending writing conferences and writing groups, I stepped onto the path to honing my craft.
It’s a crazy-fun journey, that’s for sure. But I’m enjoying it to the fullest!
Whether you’re a writer or not, what got you onto the path you’re walking right now?