My name is Sarah and I've always wondered what it would like to step into the worlds of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many more. To be a princess in a fairy tale or the heroine in one of my favorite stories. Just for one moment to glimpse the impossible before I settle back into the life of the mundane.
Then my two year old teaches me something new about her personality, my six month old gives me the most brilliant of smiles, and my knight in - slightly dented, a little battered, but still shining - armor asks me once again to fall in love with him. And I cannot help but think that my own world is pretty darn magical too.
The writing thing is not new with me. I have been writing ever since I discovered the alphabet and could manipulate a conglomeration of letters into meaningful - or not so meaningful - phrases.
The seeking of publication is definitely a goal I have striven to reach for as long as I can remember. Until now, my fears of failure and the thought that I have nothing worthy to contribute have kept me from that destiny.
But I have grown in the years since I first picked up a pen and put it to blank paper. And I come to the realization that there is nothing in life holding me back from my dreams except myself.
So in the last five years (ironically corresponding with my marriage to an amazing and inspiring man), I have been actively working toward a previously imagined impossible dream.
As of right now, my first novella is on sale both on Amazon.com and the createspace website where I self-published it. The title is Through the Veil and is the work of three intense days spent at my parent's home - so they could watch the kids and I could write.
Since then, I have also taken up freelance work on the side in order that any expenses incurred during the writing process would not destroy my family's well-armed budget.
Though my novella was under the Spiritual/Family/Loss genres, I have been delving into the world of fantasy in an attempt to tackle fairy tales my own way. A large scale Trilogy is in the initial planning/plotting/jotting phase and it's all in my head - literally.
I will unabashedly state that I DO hear voices - the voices of characters just dying to be written. They come to me in dreams, in the magical worlds that my daughter creates, and in my own greatly revitalized imagination.
And now I will end this lengthy introduction. Hope to see you all around.