On my first FREE space day, as the new Fox, it’s been suggested I let you all get to know me a little better and tell you some things about myself. My story is personal to me and a little hard to tell, but I know I’m among friends with all who will read this, so I guess I’ll tell you how I got here with my first writing contract.
I arrived as a soon to be published author, in a convoluted fashion. I didn’t come to my love of writing the way most others have spoken of. By that, I mean I have not aspired to write for all of my life.
I did not start writing until I was in my thirties. I’ll say that was recently, and leave it at that. 😉 And I only began writing because of an answered prayer. Let me explain. I have Traumatic Brain Injury. The TBI I possess resulted from an automobile accident where I was a passenger in the wrong car at the wrong time.
Those familiar with TBI will know about the depression which follows when the chemicals in your brain are messed up. For a long time, I couldn’t function without crying about everything.
I could not see any good in life, or appreciate anything. When I reached the breaking point, a power greater than my own intervened and I knew I needed to find a way out of my hopeless/helpless state of mind. It was then I prayed one night for the happiness I craved.
The next day I possessed the desire to sit down and write a story. When I realized it eased my sorry state of mind, I knew my prayer had been answered because writing made me happy! It took years of hard work, perseverance, and many rejection letters, but my writing finally reached the level necessary to obtain a contract.
It seems that my creativity was unleashed by my brain injury. I am so grateful and thankful for all the trials and traumas I have been through in my life. If they had not happened, I would not be the joyful and successful person I am today!
My first contracted story is yet to be released and I do not know how the sales will go (though it is in my prayers they go well), but I can say I am successful because I will have reached my goal of publication when CONNECTIONS does come out. And I have many other stories to follow!
CONNECTIONS, my soon to be released manuscript, is a romantic fantasy trilogy. Though nothing is firm, yet, the first book in the series has an estimated release date of sometime late August/early September, 2013.
My next novel out will be a Vampire story, in a class all by itself, because it is not your normal Vampire romance in a variety of undead ways. <Evil Grin>
I look forward to entertaining and corresponding with many happy readers in the future! Visit me on my BlogSpot for more information about me and my stories.
Romance through the mists of time,
Love through the dimensions of reality
Watch for the CONNECTIONS Trilogy, coming soon
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