28 July 2013
I finally decided an update was in order. The two novels I originally talked about have been shelved, at least for the foreseeable future. They just aren’t good enough for publication, no matter how much I love them as-is. Now, a new character has sneaked up on me and has pulled my writing in another direction. And she’s challenging me to write a real novel that grabs readers beyond this audience of one. Can I do it? That remains to be seen. But the journey continues.
I was born and raised in northern Illinois, not far from Chicago, but just beyond the suburbs and thus far enough away to be considered “downstate” (or “corn country”) by people in that city. I led a fairly typical Midwestern life until a job opportunity for my husband brought us to the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, in 2005.
Wow, what a change that was! I never dreamed I’d love the city so much. And I never would’ve imagined the creative spark that followed. But here I am, working on two novels and their sequels.
By part-time day, I’m an archaeologist and planner with an engineering and environmental firm. By evening (and part-time day), my behind is in a chair and I’m working on those novels. Someday (sooner rather than later), I hope to update this page to reflect their publication.
31 October 2011