For as long as I have loved reading, I have wanted to
be a published author. I want to create a story that
will envelope the reader in its reality in the same
way reading a good book will draw me in. In college I
had several story ideas and a story or two started.
However, the stories took a backseat to my job after
Several years ago, I discovered fanfiction and thought
it would be a good exercise to expand my writing
skills. I picked an idea and started writing my first
fanfic. I took on the name of West Wind with the
posting of my first Gundam Wing fanfiction in January
2001. Later that year I created a website to host the
Gundam Wing based stories I had written.
(www.westwind.batcave.net) Through this I discovered
writing and reader feedback is addictive. The process
of creating a world, its occupants, and a good story
is an enchanting and euphoric creative outlet. The
fact that others enjoy it is a bonus.
My first year of writing mostly focused on believable
romance stories. They were easy short stories to
write. In the past year, I have been trying to blend
genres and craft longer and broader stories with an
eye to someday writing a fantasy or science fiction
story that will be published.
Currently, I am working on the MS Glitter project plus
a few fanfics. The project has proven to be the
stretching experience I hoped it would be and given me
the opportunity to work with other writers to develop
characters and write the script. I am enjoying the
process and hope others will enjoy the final product.
Other miscellaneous information if interested:
~I have two cats - Smoky, a gray tiger, and Cleo, a
mostly white calico. They are good heat sources on
cold winter nights.
~I like to draw and have been trying to expand my
skills in that area as well.
~I graduated from college with a BS in chemistry and a
minor in computer science and German, although my
German needs polishing before seriously using it.
~I work in an environmental laboratory. We test water
and soil for things.
~Member of a Presbyterian church.
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