I write because I have a story to tell and I will surely burst if I don't.
I thought writing a novel would be so simple all I needed to do was put my story down. But that is like finger painting, fun in an indisciplined sort of way whereas crafting a novel is like learning to paint with oils-I needed to understand the medium and the techniques.
The name of debut my novel is "Teatime for the Firefly".
I started out by writing a simple story set in a remote tea plantation in India. But the novel, morphed into a sweeping epic saga set against the backdrop of the 1940's -a turbulent era of India's history. I have just coughed up my first draft. It was painful, exhilarating and ultimately liberating. I am out of the fog, but not out of the woods. Working on my editing now. This is actually the part I enjoy the most.
I love sitting with my pot of tea and the morning stretched out before me. Writing is a luxury for me because I have a day job. I am a graphic designer (Need a logo anybody? Check out my website) I love people, food and stories. I live in Fountain Hills, Arizona with my husband of 16 years and eleven plants: we are one big happy family.
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