“Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an explosion—that’s Plot.”
— Leigh Brackett

I can't remember the day I started daydreaming about alternate realities.  I can't truly remember when I didn't fantasize about some random scenario that backed me into a corner and certain demise.  Sometimes I was the hero; other times the victim.  I'd laugh; I'd cry.  Once my mother caught me sobbing in my room early on a Saturday morning.  I somehow got the idea that I was adopted and that my mother (who grounded me the night before - funny how that happens) was not really my mother and my real family was rich and would never, ever treat me in such a manner.  

But as the plot played out in my head, my thoughts grew a bit more mature than I'd ever imagined.  My would-be family wanted me and, of course, my adoptive family wanted me and the decision was left to me.  My tears evolved from the realization that I belonged with my adoptive family - my real mother.  That's when she came in, wondering why I wasn't up yet - didn't I know I had a kitchen to clean and other chores to do? 

My childhood continued with so many great stories unraveling, including how to come out of the closet as a femme lesbian.  Fortunately, it continues into my adulthood and, finally, onto paper.  Some ideas have evolved from actual situations, embellished for dramatic effect.  While others are just fantastical - yes, it's a word. 

The day I finally tested the writing waters by entering a competition was a true testament to my belief in myself.  Do I have any talent?  Have I been spinning my wheels, wasting time all these years?  Turns out I wasn't.   


Now here I am, building a site to write about my writing, share my trials and tribulations - even throw in a sample or two - you're welcome.  But seriously, I don't mind criticism - I don't like it - but I don't mind it, either.  In fact, I need it.  You'd be doing me a favor. 

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