Who is K.Marie?
No…I’m not a fugitive on the run using an alias. I’m just an everyday working stiff who’s dreamed of one day becoming a published author. Writing is my passion. I’ve always journaled, I’ve put my creative pen to paper and produced beautiful poems and soliloquies; I’ve even written short stories. But I wanted more dammit! I wanted to create a story–to spin a tale so exciting it leaves the people clawing and frothing at the mouth for more. I wanted to leave my mark on the world–make myself immortal by producing a masterpiece that would go down in the everlasting-print hall of fame! But mostly, I wanted to do for others what the great ones before me have done, I wanted to share a story that others could love.
After years of sacrificing my soul to the underworld in a quest for position and power, I finally decided to follow my heart–my true passion, and write that book I had dreamed of writing for years. Only, there’s been just a few hiccups along the way.
I’ve always been an avid reader. In fact, at one point I was a rabid, snarling, book hoarding three-headed fiend. Seriously, I had books everywhere! I had several bookshelves crammed with books (ones I hadn’t read), every drawer in my nightstand packed–and worse, I had the equivalent of a book lovers dream smuggled underneath my bed. At least a hundred books! Thank the e-book Gods–I was finally able to de-clutter and locate my long-missing family who had been buried under a ton of books for years. I love reading, but I also love writing just as much. The two combined; the logical and obvious conclusion was that I would one day write my own great novel, be on Oprah, rank highly on the NYT Best Seller list, and even see my beloved works on the big screen. IF ONLY. Problem is, no one told me my passion for the written word wouldn’t easily jump from my brain, onto a page, and into the hearts of avid fans with just a click of my heels. No one told me it could take YEARS to crank out a decent story that someone might ONE DAY want to possibly read. Coming up with great characters, a good plot, good scenes, and scintillating dialogue IS NOT EASY.
But alas–after almost three years of hard labor, I’ve finally seen my labor of love almost to fruition. I’m now in the editing process and all the technical stuff. But it’s been a journey getting there. Since I’ve flown solo on this project for almost three years–with almost no help or input from anyone, I wanted to share some of my own experiences with other would-be authors. And to get their advice. Sometimes, just a wise word of advice can make all the difference. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? Join me!