One thing I noticed when I started telling folks that I wrote my first book was how many people have that same goal or dream. I heard quite a few responses of, “I started to write a book…” or “I have the best idea for a book, I just need to get started.” And more often than not I was asked where I found the time to complete the project.
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to write a novel. I was “that” kid in math class, daydreaming as I “wrote out” my story in my mind. The amount of math instruction I missed explains why decimals stump me to this day! In high school, I joined the newspaper and while I was not writing fiction, I was still immersed in the craft that I loved.
In college, practicality took over. I didn’t think I would ever be able to make a career out of writing, so I went into the field of education. I loved teaching and between work, getting my masters, and starting a family, writing fell to the wayside.