I'm an avid reader. Therefore, a big dreamer. And that's how it all started for me, really. I love nothing more than to escape real life to find those very few magical moments in a book. I love how it has the power of stealing your worries away, putting a smile on your face even when smiling is the last thing on your mind, and of course sometimes making you crush on fictional characters. If I can manage to do even one of those things for a reader, it means I've done my job well.
Clicking that Publish button, after a story is ready to be released into the world, is the scariest thing I've probably ever done before. However, it is also by far the most exciting thing. I can only hope to become a better writer with each new book.
Even though writing is my job, I don't think I've ever seen it just that way. It is much more than a job for me. It's become my world and I can't imagine myself doing anything other than creating new characters and new stories. You know how some things simply makes your heart burst with happiness? A really good book, a puppy, hugging someone you've been missing like crazy? That's what writing does to me. And all the hard work, all the sleepless nights, all the anxiety...everything is worth it at the end.