Hello?

Hello! And welcome to my blog, where I will discuss all sorts of things from my books, to my writing process, to my random thoughts on life.

Before we get rolling, I feel like I need to confess something.

I love to write, and view the opportunity to write as a gift; however, I’m not claiming to be extraordinarily gift-ed. In fact, when I was in elementary school I was tested for the gifted and talented program and failed (okay, maybe you can’t fail. I didn’t get in, whatever the case).

Here’s the good news. I may not have excelled at math or spatial reasoning, but my writing scores were good enough to justify me leaving school every Friday to go to a creative writing program at the community college. Which was delightful – until the day my parents mixed up their carpool plans and left me stranded. A resourceful child, I picked up the pay phone (does anyone remember those???) and attempted several times to call them but couldn’t get through. Turns out the word COLECT (as in 1-800-COLLECT) is actually spelled with two L’s.

So, my confession is this: I suck at grammar. And spelling. And most of the technicalities of writing. I have several style manuals which I reference semi-regularly, but I’m afraid it’s hopeless. You see, I’m missing that specific cue card in my rolodex of neuroses.

I tell you this for two reasons. One, I promise to try my hardest, but my blog will likely be sprinkled with inverted adverbs and sentences that end in prepositions. And two, you can absolutely love to do something and struggle with the mechanics of it. Such details should never deter you from your dreams.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you stick around!

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