Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 7:17 pm
Are you a published author?: No
I'm a female, middle-aged, always loved creativity in many forms. As for religion, I'm a faithful Roman Catholic, a "cradle" Catholic, was baptized at 6 weeks old. I could read and write before I started kindergarten because my mom read to me a lot (thanks, Mom!). But I struggled in school because of ADD and anxiety, though I got decent grades I felt depressed a lot and rejected by the other kids. So naturally I became a geek - before it was cool.
Fast forward - I majored in Creative Writing in college, and also took plenty of art classes and a variety of liberal arts. I have lots of ideas started and lots of interests going on at the same time. Five years ago a friend told me about NaNoWriMo, and I started a Catholic/Christian science fiction novel about aliens, first contact, sin and redemption, and so on. It's been slow going because it's so near and dear to my heart I want to do it really well - and because thanks to the ADD and a lot of major changes in these five years, I keep getting sidetracked.
So I'm here to meet a bunch of terrific people and encourage each other and float ideas about that novel and other projects and hope I'll get all excited and motivated and be able to finish the first draft and then start editing and polishing.
One thing that has been a struggle also for me in this time has been watching the culture go so rapidly into all kinds of permissiveness, trying to discredit and silence the Christian viewpoint. I end up feeling that I maybe should keep my writing under wraps with the general public because it's not all "politically correct" so to speak. So it'll be a safe haven to be here and be able to share what I can't always share "out there."