I guess that what motivates me to write is the fun I have creating new worlds for characters to inhabit. I love the rush of getting an idea that begs to be put to paper, and I go with it. When a story has real potential, and just seems to flow, I love it. Of course those moments when an idea makes me want to pull out my hair are frustrating, but I keep coming back to try again. I love the challenge of it.
I am not published, and mainly write short fiction and creative nonfiction. While I have a passion for writing, I know that I still have a ways to go if I ever want to be published.
In regards to major influences in my life and.or writing, there are so many people who have inspired, supported, and believed in me that I wouldn't know where to begin--and I would hate for this to start sounding like an oscar acceptance speech. But I will say this, thank you for taking the time to read my stories, and any feedback you can give me would be greatly appreciated.