In 2007, I had an idea for a story. I got to wondering about reincarnation. You sometimes hear people joke about who they were in a previous life, and they invariably say someone famous. So I got to thinking about the current lifetime of a previously famous person. What would that be like?
I began to research not only the publishing industry and creative writing, but also Peru because I wanted to set my story partly in Machu Picchu. Even if I never ended up writing my story, I really enjoyed learning about this sacred site. I mean, llamas, magical stones, a city in the clouds. . . what’s not to love? Someday, I hope to get there in person.
I’m happy to say, though, that write my story I did. Five and a half years later, I’ve completed the manuscript for a middle-grade novel. With fingers crossed, I now begin part two of my journey: the search for an agent and editor.