Sunday, February 20, 2011

Falling in love with writing....

I began writing in the Spring of 2008 after falling in love with love. This romance began the day I picked up Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. I was always an avid reader but this series completely changed my way of thinking about books and the romance genre.

I couldn't get enough.

The day I picked up a pen and put it to paper I was reading Outlander (for the third time), Margaret Atwood's Moral Disorder and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey - all at the same time! I set aside the books and pulled some paper out of the recycling bin and began to write. I wrote feverishly that day and for the next week. By the end of that week, I realized I had fallen in love not only with Love but with Writing as well.

I transfered all the scenes I wrote into a word document on my computer where I added to it until I completed what was then called "Bound" and is now "Love Eternal".

I've since fallen in love with all things strange and wonderful. I enjoy writing Flash Fiction, Short Stories and full-length novels for both YA and adult audiences. Writing completes me as an artistic person. As much as I love to sing, writing brings me a great deal of satisfaction.

I love to read (in alphabetical order) Kelley Armstrong, Jane Austen, Suzanne Collins, Diana Gabaldon, Charlaine Harris, Larissa Ione, Stephenie Meyer, Karen Marie Moning, Kate Morton, JK Rowling & JR Ward.

My three daughters are my biggest fans. I endeavour to make them proud to say, "yeah, my mom writes stories...."


Anonymous said...

Great first blog Lisa. So glad you're blogging now. You've got so much to share and I enjoyed reading this, and will look forward to your future posts! :)

Lisa Forget said...

Thank you Pat. I thank goodness that I joined the OWG where we met and have been encouraging each other with our writing. You gave me the confidence to send out my pieces (some of which will be published) and have pointed me in the right direction in so many ways. I value our friendship.