Hello, and welcome to my blog. Just to make it clear, because I know you're thinking it, I'm new at this.  I've never written a blog before, but I've kept a diary for forty years, so I'll pretend I'm writing in my journal and you are my cat.

At eight years old I vowed to my teacher I would be a writer someday. That same year I received a manual typewriter as a Christmas gift.  I proceeded to finger peck the keys into worried stubs.

When I was twenty years old, inspired by Kathleen Woodiwiss, I wrote my first romance novel on an electric typewriter.  I sent my manuscript to a publisher with the naivety and toughness of a baby bird. At my first rejection letter I re-examined my life, went to college, and got a job.

After many years slaving in a highly stressful career as a government social worker I was tired. My dream to write lay buried in a shallow grave, but there was still a heartbeat. And then I read Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, and my writing spirit was uplifted. I knew what I must do.

Now I pound the keys of a laptop with Microsoft Word and I wonder if this is what heaven is like.


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