I always wanted to be an actress.
I know, me and every other little girl on the planet, right? Instead of growing up to be an actress, though, I grew up to be a stay-at-home mom. Not nearly as glamorous, but certainly rewarding in its own way.
It gets boring, though.
So I started to write. Not in any serious way. I'd read a lot, and writing seemed like a natural off-shoot. Boy, was I wrong. Turns out writing is a whole lot harder than I thought it would be. It took me over a year to finish my first book, and then, once it was done, I had no idea what to do with it.
Thank goodness for friends. Turns out a friend of mine is a pretty good editor, and I handed the book over to her with much fear and trepidation. Trust me, the fear was completely warranted, because, though I had the makings of a story, mostly the book was awful.
So we spent the better part of a year editing that book. Then we sent it out into the world of the Kindle, and people actually liked it! So I wrote another. And another.
It's not acting, but it's pretty fun.
Well, obviously, I write. I also like to make things: paintings, quilts, sculpture, theatrical props... You name it, I probably like to make it.
And I love to perform. Musical theater is my life long love.