So, I woke up one night from a dream that I wasn’t sure was a dream… Okay, I’m just joking. It wasn’t that simple or dramatic.
I found a job I really liked (much to my surprise). There was/ is a lot of downtime at my job and I wanted to do something to fill it. I didn’t feel comfortable watching anime and movies all the time. Reading was great, but I wanted to create something. Enter the writing bug.
I started my first real story. It wasn’t very good, but I liked the characters. I reached a crossroad and couldn’t decide how to precede so like many other times… I gave up. I didn’t write for another year.
Then New Year’s 2009 came. I was stuck in a rut at home and work. I didn’t want to make the same old tired resolutions. I decided to commit, really commit, to writing a novel. After trying so many times before and failing or giving up, I didn’t think I would actually be able to do it.
I proceed a little more methodically this time. I thought about the type of books I like to read. I’m a sucker for vampires (I made a funny). I started with that in mind. I considered the traits I found appealing in lead characters and came up them. Once I had the cast in place I formed the plot around them.