Eight years ago I started writing a book based on mythological creatures and my love for all things Scottish. Excitedly I began pounding the computer keys, dreaming of writing a best seller. I mean, why not, writing a book is easy, right? Wrong!
Day after day I would sit down and write each scene as it appear in my head, thrilled something was finally down on paper. Then I 'd read what I'd written and think, "Why did they do that?" I felt like I was missing a piece of a puzzle, but I kept on writing.
I was down hearted, but not ready to throw in the towel. I knew I could write a best selling book, maybe I just needed some guidance. Online classes didn't help and out of frustration one night, I sat down with a composition book and wrote across the top, "Why did they do that?" focusing on a specific scene. After clearing my mind of all the mundane daily tasks, my imagination took over and I discovered the the book I was writing, Broken Dreams, was not the first in the series, but the second. Well, how about that!
The next day I sat down and began writing Broken Promise. I'd love to say that the writing process went smoothly, but it also had its bumps in the road that caused some problems and again I was asking why somethings were happening.
Eventually, it came to me while free writing one night, that Broken Promise wasn't the first in the series either. What the heck?! So after sending that manuscript to my editor, I began playing around to find out what the initial disruption was and created Broken Angel.
My parents always said I liked to do things the hard way, and yet again they've been proven correct.
Life is good!