Aspiring Writer

Autumn woman

When in the public school system I wasn’t much of a scholar, but I did like to learn. So after my mandatory sentence at Grand Forks Secondary School, I got a job and told myself I was never going to school again. Within five years I started night school.

Moving away from home when I was young, too young for some, I grew up in the big city. Vancouver, BC had the jobs, the night life, and more life lessons than I ever wanted or needed.

I don’t want to tell you I’ve written all my life or that it started with poems in high school, journals throughout my twenties and well beyond. I don’t want to say it because every little fish says it, or something close to it. What is sad, is all that writing didn’t help me when I wanted to go public.

Learning very specific skills, helped me. Reading every book I could find on how to write an intriguing story, helped me. Joining an online critique group, and writing a blog, tweeting, and posting to Facebook, helped me.

It’s taken a long time to get this far and I suppose it will take longer still to grow into what some might call a bigger fish. I have the time, and the support to try, but I never forget this quote: There’s always a bigger fish—Star Wars Phantom Menace


  • Won the NaNoWriMo 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Have a son named Bossman.2013-Winner-Facebook-Profile

Other Interests:

  • Computers, animals, cooking/baking and knitting,


  • Time Piece as part of the One More Day Anthology with by J. Taylor Publishing

Favorite Books Right Now:

  • in Death Series by J.D. Robb
  • Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V, Swain

3025438Favorite Quotes:

  • What one wo/man can do, another can do! The Edge
  • I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!” ― J.M. Barrie.


  • Family, dogs, and the hunt for a great story


11 responses to “Aspiring Writer

  1. Wow, won NaNoWriMo. That’s really cool

  2. Wow you won Nanowrimo! I’ve always wanted to do it but never had the courage to. Hahaha. Stephen King’s On Writing = ♥. I haven’t finished it yet though. I listened to the audiobook and just got to the ear puncture part. XD

  3. I tagged you in in a game of Blog Tag.

    Here’s my post with the details:

    Have fun!

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog, it’s great to meet you! Congrats on Nano, very exciting! I haven’t participated, but I did write my 3rd book in just 3 weeks, so I’m thinking I *might* give Nano a try this year since I know I can physically/mentally do it. I love the Stephanie Plum series too, and I maintain that Castle is pretty much the best show on TV right now. Oh, and I’m from Ontario – always nice to meet a fellow Canadian! 🙂

  5. I am a writing hobbyist, and I look forward to seeing what you have to offer the world on page or in digital 0101. I hope to also make it one day, but until then I will soak up the embellishments and exploits of others 🙂 If you have some extra time, I would love to hear what you have to think of some of my work! I like listening to my peers and taking whatever advice I can 🙂 🙂 🙂

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