Do You Want to Write a Book?

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How many times have you heard someone say they want to write a book? Probably plenty. Well, I was no different. I was always saying I wanted to write a book. It was a mantra of mine from elementary school, through high school, and then later into college. But then, when I went to law school, that mantra faded away. It became edged out by my studies, my pursuit of a career, and then, later, growing a family. But every once in a while, those six little words would enter my mind.

I want to write a book...

One Christmas, my husband gave me a handheld recorder so I could start on that book. It was so cool how he reminded me of my dream when I had all but forgotten. And so, after leaving the practice of law and dabbling in other businesses, I decided to chase my dream.

At first, I wanted to write about my family but quickly dismissed that idea because I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Then I remembered a series of dreams I had in college about being chased by an evil entity. In one dream, I was standing in a red desert. The evil entity was behind me, holding a knife to my throat. Staring at my computer, I began to think about that dream and I started wondering...Who is the girl? Why is she in the red desert? Who is the evil entity? Why does it want to kill her?

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Those dreams became The Final Life Series, a young adult four-book saga about a girl who’s had multiple past lives and is fighting to survive her final life. Featuring gut-wrenching emotional turmoil and edge-of-your-seat action, these books will keep you on the edge of your seat! To say I’m proud of these books would be a huge understatement, and writing them has been the most challenging yet rewarding experience of my life.

Since I can’t pack in all my writing advice in one blog, stay tuned for bi-weekly installments on the writing and publishing process. If I can write a book, you can too! It’s never too late!