All posts tagged: Brenda Anderson

My Roller Coaster Writing Journey

  Just for the record, I love roller coasters. I love the speed, the highs, and lows, and twists, and turns. I love the adrenaline rush, the air time, the dark places, and even the moments of fear. I enjoy it because I know I’m safe, and that I will arrive in one piece at my destination. My writing journey has been very much like a roller coaster ride. It’s been a long one, having stepped on it back in 2005. Actually, I’ve been writing all my life, but it was in 2005 that I fulfilled my dream of writing a full novel. That first novel was a joy to write. The words flowed so quickly, I could barely take time away from my computer, and, a mere three and a half months after I’d put fingers to keyboard, I’d completed a 130,000-word story. I was to learn later that 130,000 words were excessive for my genre—30,000+ excessive. But I also realized that I, essentially, had two stories in one. So I cut the second story …