What’s something that terrifies you?
For a lot of people, it’s the ocean. Which is understandable. But growing up, I was never afraid of it. I wanted to explore it, to dive down to its murky depths and discover things no one else had before.
I guess if you’ve read The One-Hundred or Waterlogged, or any of my water books, you could see that.
I wanted to be a marine biologist or an oceanographer, which includes taking pictures, so I would probably have been better as a marine biologist.
Anyway. College wasn’t for me. Which is fine. It isn’t for everyone. Not including being force-fed lies and listening to teachers bash what I believed, I just… wasn’t made for college.
So I began writing. In 2014, I self published my first book, The Vampire’s Carnival. I wrote it in 22 days and didn’t understand much about formatting, cover design, or really even editing. Eight years, a Watty, and 57 books later, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Now what I’m afraid of is not achieving my dream: becoming a stay-at-home full-time writer.
But I will make it. I know I will, because I’m declaring it. Jesus says you will have what you say, so I say I will make enough money off my books to live off of it.
Eight years… that’s a long time. Some people give up after one. But here I am. And I’m not going away.
Join me on my writing journey. And for those of you who have supported me since the beginning, or, heck, even at all, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.