As you all probably know by now Cascading Petals is my debut novel. I haven’t written in twenty years until a year ago. I’m still learning. I don’t understand all the do’s and don’t about being an author.
A year ago I realized writing was something I really wanted to do. As a teen, I used to write as a way of escaping my reality. I’ll let you in on a little secret… I’m not a big reader. I usually read only when I’m on vacation. Another reason I haven’t been a big reader is that a book really has to have a good hook line and grab me from the first. However, in the last year, I have amped up my reading.
You will notice that within the pages of Cascading Petals I focus a fair bit on the description of characters and scenes. Some may say this is because I’m new but I disagree as it is simply who I am as a person. I’m a visual person and pay attention to every detail in most things I do. I’m also the kind of person who is in tune with what I feel and how the people around me feel. All these personal traits I bring to my novels. (My first novel is a HF under a different pen name releasing in March. The second Cascading Petals and the third is Echoes in the Streets coming early Spring 2018) After all, writers write the way they think.
In life, I wonder why every person I encounter behave the way they do. What are their stories? Why do they think and act the way they do? Character building and planning out the plot line is by far my favorite thing to do.
Grammar and perfect punctuation is not my strength. I edit my manuscripts the best I can then leave it up to my editors and proofreaders. As with all books traditional or self-published, there will be errors. The human eye can only catch so much. Life is about learning and if we are open to learning there is no limit to what we can learn. I love to learn and as I grow as an author I can only get better.