Writing has always been a favorite pastime for me. I can recall as far back as elementary school when the teacher assigned a report--I was on it! We may have been given 2-weeks to get it done, but I started that afternoon. With everything else happening in my life I am frequently asked how in the world I have time to write! I have to! It's my natural way of sorting out life.
Honestly, I believe there are only a few things we leave behind when our physical body dies. One of those things is that which we have written. There is a reason why our Last Will and Testament must be in writing and signed. It is because the things we say orally are often misunderstood, misquoted, etc. but that which is in writing endures. I truly believe that every person has at least one book they need to write.
I had a book inside me for many years. I was in high school (Sumer High School-Sumter, SC) in health (sex) education, and the teacher was telling us that a person could conceive a baby without the actual penetration of intercourse. She said that as long as the sperm cells were in the vicinity they could swim to their destination. My mind was BLOWN! Is she serious? I wonder how often that happens! What if that happened to me? What would my mama say? That would make a good book! And my first book, Good Girl, began to take form. It took nearly 10-years to gather and write my thoughts as a fictional, but very realistic work, but Good Girl would not be my last piece of writing. It was soon followed by Single Dad 19, its sequel, and several other unrelated titles whose content was also born deep in my spirit.
What book is inside of you?
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