That’s what I would eventually like to be. And I’m not deterred by the fact that I’m 35 either.
To some, you should have you’re life figured out by then. You’re almost middle aged!
But Life has a way of working in a different way than what you expected. But the dream lives on through marriage, kids, and divorce.
Mark (ex-husband) poo-pooed the idea of me being a writer. Sometimes he was supportive but with everything else that was going on, I was majorly discouraged from writing. I have managed to keep some of my notes and short stories that I have written, and still add onto that.
So what makes me think I could be a writer? Well, throughout my schooling years I was told by all my english teachers plus other teachers that I would have to write essays for, would tell me I had a real good talent for writing. And as the years went by, the teachers never seemed like they were trying to say something nice, but they were consistent. Of course, my papers were not lacking in corrections, but the teachers would make compliments on my style. And all teachers encouraged me to do something with it.
So what kind of writing do I want to get into? Mainly historical fiction. And a bit of sci-fi because I love the idea of time travel. Right now I am working on a story that will mostly take place in Acient Rome. I have not decided whether it will take place before Caesar, after Jesus, or what. Maybe jump around to different eras. Acient Rome lasted a looong time, over 1000 years. The empire was just part of it.
Kristi is also interested in it, which is also part of the reason why I choose a Roman story. She loves (or I should say “loved”. I lost the discs when we moved :() playing Casear IV on the computer, and I would explain the different buildings, classes of people. She loved building her own Roman Empire :). And she watched a documentary that came with it, and looked at My Roman books, and checked out a couple more from the library.
When I told her my idea of writing a story, she loved it. And she wanted to read what I had written which wasn’t much at the time.
And while I was writing the Roman story, which starts of in present day in Somewhere, Some state, USA. I started writing another story changing from a different POV that takes place in the 1950s and I just kept writing. I have not decided whether to combine those.
I have decided to write it the younger set but still enjoyable for “old people” like me. Something like J K Rowling did with her…oh what was that series… She sold one or two copies. OH YEAH! That Harry Potter kid.
And yes, I’m kidding :).
Rowling is an inspiration for me with her writing the first Potter book while being a mom and divorced. That gives me some hope there!
And time for me to go back and deal with being a mom…
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