Welcome to my world! I’ve recently begun to write, something I thought about for a number of years. I suppose it’s appropriate to say “better late than never,” but I’m learning that a writer needs to avoid clichés. All kidding aside, this is truly an exciting age in which to pursue this creative endeavor. With e-publishing and self-publishing revamping the industry, there is so much to learn and keep up with. All types of opportunities await if I work really hard. I’m going to give it my best shot!
People tend to write what they know so if you begin to follow me along on this journey, you will discover that I am spiritual, love chocolate, and have considerable education and experience in the human services field. I also love Italy and almost anything Italian even though I sadly do not have any Italian roots. That reminds me, genealogy is a fascinating hobby. I found out, as expected, that I’m English, Irish and German mixed with a splattering of Dutch (actually the Dutch was a surprise). I have worked as a social worker, therapist and administrator in the areas of child welfare, disabilities and hospice, as well as in the fields of individual and family therapy. I have enjoyed professional time as an astrologer and as the owner of an internet chocolate business. I am a mother, wife, friend and cancer survivor. One of the advantages of writing later in life is the wide range of experiences to draw upon.
I have been working on a novel for a couple of years and recently decided I might move this career along faster if I started with magazine articles or short stories. The results have been more encouraging for me. I believe it takes limitless patience and inordinate attention to detail, in addition to talent, to write novels well. I greatly admire those who have done it effectively. I’m not sure I have more than one novel in me, but I believe it could get easier after the first one. I look forward to finding out.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you’ll check back often.