How did I get started?
I was asked the other day how I got started in writing. I guess I've been "writing" in one form or another for a long time now. I spent 20 years as a police officer working various assignments from patrol to investigations, to undercover operations. The commonality to all of them was report writing. Pretty much everything you did, be it a traffic citation, or a major crimes investigation, requires a report. Some written, most typed.
I can't even begin to put a number on the hours I spent holding over past my shift, or on my days off, sitting in front of a keyboard typing out investigative reports. When I retired I was sure that my days of sitting in front of a computer typing away where a distant memory. That was until, at the urging of a friend of mine, I began working on my first book THE BASEMENT.
This time my experience in front of the keyboard was very different! The best way I can describe it was as being therapeutic. It felt good. I still get that feeling when I'm working on a book, it brings me a sense of peace. So, for me at least, I took a chance and tried something new that turned out to be not only addictive, but extremely supportive of my overall sanity.