First off I'm a math teacher! I have spent the last 12 years pursuing an education and working with numbers. The only letters that I've had to deal with are variables. So that makes it challenging for me to make a step into the world of being an author.
While I haven't ever claimed to be an expert writer, I have always had a love of reading and that is what finally won over my reluctance to put pen to paper. About two years ago, while finishing up my Master's degree, I decided that although I did enjoy writing my thoughts down, I didn't like doing research papers. That is when I first started to put down on paper an idea that has expanded into the Stones of Power trilogy.
When I shared the book with friends and family I was very nervous and I received some pretty harsh feedback that made me rethink the whole idea of finishing the story. But with the feedback, there was always something that kept me going. Despite the grammar, and punctuation, and not really having much of a clue how to use a comma, people did like the story.
In the future I'm hoping to continue to learn about all that editing stuff, but for now I'm just trying to be the best storyteller I can be and work with the best editors I can find.
I'm really happy to have found the IWSG and I'll be making a post on the first Wednesday of Every month to share some of my personal insecurities about writing, and also share some of the great things I've learned through this process!