December 1, 2016
I hope to share with you all my journey to becoming an author. And journey truly is the correct word. Back in 2011 I had a dream I just couldn't shake. A dream about a game called The Cube. Over the years I've jotted down various parts of that dream, expanded upon it, wrote short stories that turned into chapters. Then in Fall 2015 I decided that it was time. The story wasn't leaving me, I needed to write it down. So, in every free minute I had, I expanded upon the universe of The Cube until I had done it - I had written a book. Or at least I thought I had. Once I sent it to some friends, and a professional editor, it became abundantly clear that I did not have a book. I had the background of a book.
Demoralized, I didn't touch it again for several months. But, it was something I just couldn't give up. In Fall of 2016 I took a leap of faith and quit my job to work on The Cube full time. With my editor as my partner - and I mean partner, I could not do this without her - I went back to the drawing board, wrote drafts upon drafts of outlines, and then started to re-write the book from page 1. Now, a few months later, I have a new draft, which my editor is currently looking at.
As I eagerly await her feedback, there are several things I need to do next - copy editing, figuring out the world of query letters and agents, outlining the next book (as it became apparent the world of The Cube was more than just one story) and learning more about writing as a career. I love this journey so far. Please stay tuned for additional updates!