Becoming an author has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I tried to write my first novel in middle school. It didn’t work. I made some assumptions about my writing ability and put the dream away. In 2013 I attended Dragoncon for the first time. While looking through the pannels I stumbled on the Writer's Track. I had never been in the position to hear directly from authors before. As I listened to them talk about all aspects of the craft, a light bulb went off. It was an epiphany moment for me. That weekend I came to understand that it wasn't that I lacked skill as a writer, but that I didn't know how to write.
Ben Meeks with Mike Resnick - DragonCon 2017
I realized that I could do it! I could be an author! All I had to do was figure out how to do it. I spent the next three years learning everything I could about writing. I took classes, attended writing events, and read about every book I could find. That was my life for the next three years. Then I started writing Petrified. It took me another two years to complete it. Needless to say, there’s been a lot of ups and downs on my way to becoming an author but I wouldn’t change a second of it.
Now I'm hard at work turning this dream of writing into a reality. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for checking out my work. Every time someone reads it I am one step closer to achieving my dream. If you enjoyed it please sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date with the latest news and follow me on Instagram and Facebook, links at the top of the page. If you would like to help me on this path please consider leaving a review on Amazon and Goodreads, and referring Petrified to a friend.