Friday, March 15, 2013

Writing for my sanity

Hello! And thank you so much for seeking me out! I'm so excited to begin blogging and connecting with readers and writers alike. It is my passion to give wings to words and watch them fly!

I began writing when I was very young. My first book was a picture story about a puppy princess. I think I still have it... somewhere in the piles of various writings I've kept. LOL! In the past ten years I've attempted a few other careers. My thinking was that I needed a "real" job. Throughout the ventures (real estate agent, administrative assistant for the Chamber of Commerce, office manager for a construction company, mobile spa girl) one thing has remained the same. Each night I would come home and, in an attempt to regain my sanity, I would pound at the keys until my mind was full of fantasy worlds, handsome heros and drama that didn't involve my real life friends and family. You know what I'm taking about. Don't act like you don't. LOL!

Upon the birth of my second daughter I decided to stay home and be a full time mom. Focusing on the midgets took priority. It also gave me a lot of time to take my writing from a night time hobby to a day time focus. When I sent out a manuscript draft to my mother and a couple close friends I received their unanimous response: "Why aren't you getting this published?" My ingenious answer was... "Huh?"

Brilliant, I know. But thanks to the encouragement (and not too subtle threats) of my friends and family I have embarked on the road to becoming a published author. YAY! I hope that you follow my journey and enjoy the worlds and characters that will be given life. It is my prayer that by reading my books you find solace and escape for a time.

Lovingly yours,
JoAnna Grace