I honestly used to hate reading. Does anyone remember the accelerated reader program in school? You know where you had to read books for points? It killed my love of reading because I couldn’t read the books I was truly interested in. Of course the books I liked were never on the list. Thanks to that I stopped reading for fun and only read a book when I had to.
I didn’t read for fun again until I was in my early twenties. My mom saw a book with a red headed woman with a motorcycle on the cover and read the description. Since I grew up on Buffy, my mom handed me the book- Jeaniene Frost’s, One Foot In the Grave. I read that book and was hooked. I fell in love with reading, but it also ignited something within me to write. I never thought about writing until then. The way that Jeaniene made me fall in love with her characters made me want to create my own. So I started writing my own stories, but I’ll be honest I don’t have any formal training. But every time I wrote a story I was full of excitement and left to my own imagination. It was great! Since I wanted to learn how to write short stories, I ended up signing up for a 16 week writers course. I’ve only been in it for 3 weeks, but I’m learning a ton. So I thought I’d bring you along for the ride and comment on how it’s going.
Wish me luck!