How the heck did I get here??!!

Like many of my fellow writers, I didn’t start out planning to write a book. In fact, I didn’t even think I could write a story! (Thank you to that jerk 11th grade Creative Writing teacher who told me my stories weren’t plausible). Anyway… fast forward mumblemumble number of years, and I found myself immersed in reading video game fan fiction. Some of it was so good I couldn’t believe it was free! Some of it wasn’t as great, but I still enjoyed reading the stories. And then I started to hear the characters in my head telling me their stories. It got to the point where I had to get it out on paper just to make the characters stop talking at me! And behold! I had written my first fan fiction! And people liked it! And commented! And encouraged me to keep going! So, six years later, here I am with a fully written, edited, and published book, and I never would have thought that possible all those years ago. So, basically, I suppose there are a few things I’m trying to say here. 1. Don’t give up! You can reach your goals, even if it happens decades later than you thought. 2. Comments/Reviews are an author’s life-blood. It’s what keeps us going. It’s what makes the blood, sweat, and tears of writing worth it. Please be kind and “like” and comment on/review the books and fan fiction you read! 3. If you’ve made it this far in my ramblings, know that I appreciate you beyond measure and I’m so very glad you stumbled on my writing and liked it enough to come find me here! Welcome!