Engineers like to solve problems.
If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.
Writers are a lot like engineers in this way. We create problems for our characters and love to solve them.
I am Suzi. Writer. Editor. Occasional engineer. Full time mother. No wonder I have no time.
Horror, thriller, and contemporary young adult novels are my books of choice, but I throw in a little fantasy every once in a while. I’m a stay-at-home mom, writer, editor, and sometimes civil engineer.
My writing life.
My short stint as a writer began in elementary school where I produced a newspaper called The Kids Herald. Fortunately, my mother was probably the only one subjected to that silliness.
In junior high (now called middle school), I got into novel writing, but only produced a few handwritten, half-finished stories.
My proudest pieces (sarcasm intended) are my knockoffs of Sweet Valley High–yes, I deserve a D for originality there. Fortunately, I didn’t do much writing on them and mostly only a bunch of plotting.
Fast forward to the early 2000s when I started a middle grade story based off a dream. I do want to go back to it someday, but I’ll need to do some research on the middle ages.
January 2010 I finally succumbed to the voices in my head and wrote my first adult contemporary story. It spun off into another (a companion, not a sequel), and then I thought, how will I ever get more ideas. But then number three hit, then four and five and six. (These will be returned to someday too.)
Not long after, I wrote my first young adult, even though I hadn’t read one since I was a young adult. Then I wrote more of them.
Then I switched to adult thriller and horror, which is where I’m at now. The ideas and words just keep coming, and I don’t have enough time to get them all out.
So that’s about it.
Feel free to e-mail me: literaryengineer(at)yahoo(dot)com