did I start on this book?
Why do I write?
I'm not real sure when I started this therapy they call writing, but I
do know that I am completely addicted.
I was in college in Bellingham, Washington, writing all the time. There
were short stories that were mostly funny. They amused my friends,
when we read them during parties at my house. I also wrote poems; not
or depressing, but comical in nature.
I never thought of writing a book. Deep inside, I always had hope I could
come up with a story that was long enough, and had enough depth, that
I could turn my writing into a book.
I started a story unlike my typical writing style. It was a tale of Oso,
the immortal centurion, and his cellmate Cassidy, a boy with a divine secret.
After getting to the point where I thought I would end this new short story,
I realized that it wasn't a short at all. What I had in my hands was the
first chapter of my first book. I started on the second chapter; still
skeptical I could achieve my goal. But then I created the Illusive Blue
Sage—and I fell in love with the complexities of this character.
I knew I had it. . .and I knew that it had me. No matter what happens
with this book, I will be its biggest fan.