As writers we give of ourselves with our imagination every time we turn on the computer. Our characters represent bits of ourselves. We have been known to bleed on the page as the words are ripped out of us.
Personally, I never found it that difficult. I am a journalist by trade. I write other people’s stories for money. In the case of my characters, I transcribe what they tell me is happening. I know it sounds kooky, but it’s how it is in my brain.
Over the last month, I have been busy working on a new project. I’m still writing a story, but this time it’s mine. This week I published my first blog post on a topic that’s very personal. www.LifeWithTheBadge.com is wisdom from my 25 years as a police officer’s wife. I’m writing about my life. The good. The bad. And the you-had-to-be-there-to-believe-it.
When I’m writing the blog posts, all of the emotions – anxiety, fear, stress – all come back to me like it was yesterday. Through sharing all of these memories and stories, I’m hoping to help other women in the same situation. Those who are married to police officers trying to figure out what to do in certain circumstances.
I wish there had been a blog out there when I was 25 with a new born and a husband who worked nights. I needed someone to tell me that I wasn’t crazy.
I still love writing novels and short stories. There will be more coming from me. I’m also updating my website once a month with a short ditty about what’s happening in my life.
My book “When the Vow Breaks” from Soul Mate Publishing is making the rounds of my small community. Bank tellers to receptionists and bookkeepers are reading it and loving it. They think it’s hilarious to whisper things about the book to me and to fight over who will read it next. That is why we write. That’s why I write – to entertain.
I love it when people say they hate me because I kept them up all night to finish a book. That’s the best compliment an author can receive. What is your biggest compliment?
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