Thank you for stopping by my new blog. Let me introduce myself in an existential manner. You’ll get to know the many sides of me in future posts.
I am a writer.
That declaration pretty much sums up the way I think- the way I’ve always seen the world. I’m a born questioner. I am curious, persistent, determined, and easily entertained in a room of strangers or in a room of solitude. I also feel deeply. When emotion springs to the surface, it often spills onto paper. Sometimes the emotion stems from an event, a loved one, a memory, a face, or a new idea. Writers are by nature dramatic. Just ask my family.
Other writers will certainly relate to this statement. We, who try to freeze a moment into words, seek to encapsulate our emotions for ‘the story’ yet to be told. Sometimes the story is funny. Sometimes sad. Sometimes the story is a truth worth recording. And then there are the stories that blossom from the magical utopia of human imagination.
When we are captivated by a moment or an idea, we know the story is worth telling. So writers tell it. It is art. A pen or keyboard is the brush that drips words onto paper. Colorful words. Grim words. Heart-racing words. Sorrowful or joyful words. All of the words multiply until just the right number remain. Then the writer-artist rearranges them a million times until the picture comes into focus.
So, I’m like other writers, especially children’s writers. We seek to tell a story with the many truths at our disposal.
I hope you’ll see my name lining book shelves in the near future. In the meantime, take a look at some of my magazine work and descriptions of my works-in-progress. And keep in mind that you, too, are a story.