Immersing yourself into another character's world can be entertaining once you try it, but it's also spiritually rewarding. To be a writer involves one's understanding of people and their motivations; to be interpretive of life's events, to look beyond what things seem to be. I like to believe that every human being on this planet can be understood and loved, if only one were to look at her history. I hope to demonstrate even a little bit of this attitude in my writing--with a character so lifelike he might as well exist. The greatest wish of the human heart is to be understood . . . and I've learned, as a broad reader myself, that readers appreciate having a special character they can identify with, feel for, and imagine as real.
As mentioned, I'm not published, nor have I completed a manuscript. I guess what I'm trying to do with my drafts is tell a story (or at least a few) about how people develop emotionally and spiritually with the events that happen to them. When one is undergoing personal growth, relationships bud as well. It can be a fascinating but strange process . . . a process I've seen happen in my own life. I know you might be thinking, "Oh, she's still in her teens." But hey, I'm growing and learning. I notice the things you adults point out. And life can make you wonder. So it's easy to keep your eyes open and discover something new.
I want, hope, that I am a caring writer, reaching out to people like me. All the same, I have but one selfish motive: in each of the characters I create there is a little piece of myself inside. If one were to pull out the characters and the specific events from my stories, he would end up with my life.
I'm still young, and I haven't much knowledge of the world yet. But I'm learning. If my plan comes through, please look for my name in the future. I don't simply want to write a story; I want to write a good one--one that inspires. I owe it to the young adults like me.