Author has written 2 stories for Janet Evanovich.
Earn my living as an IT consultant and own my own business - specifically acting as a System Architect. Fancy name for someone who helps you figure out how to build your system. I also teach private classes for clients in technical topics. I love to teach!
My writing background is mostly business related. I have written 3 technical books, one of which reached 486 pages. Thought I was gonna die before I finished it. I swore I would never do that again. Then I started writing my own courseware and that was almost as bad. It takes about 3-4 hours of work for every hour of training. And boy do you learn how much you didn't know trying to find out how to explain stuff you don't think about, you just do. Example? Try writing down training for how to drive a car. ARRRRGGGGHH! I still do a lot of writing in the form of proposals, presentations, standards, best practices, "vision" documents...etc.
Then one day I got mad at Janet Evanovich over Smokin 17 and the lack of writing it contained and started writing my own version. While doing so I relied on the methods I use when writing for business. Once I got started, I remembered that I used to write stories all the time as a kid. Dunno why I stopped - I always have little stories going in my head. *head shake* I even found where I had won a prize in the school paper when I went through my memory box.
Maybe I will try writing my own characters soon. It would be really cool to have my own universe to play in. Maybe with my own "Ranger" type character, a little less quiet, a little more real, just as hunky and mysterious. Things that make you go hmmmmm...
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