About Me

I’m a first time writer…well, a writer in the sense of creative writer. I write for work, I write for others but never for myself.

My life- like most, has had its ups and downs, but in 2010 I reached what Joseph Campbell would reference to as  ‘ The Belly of the Whale’; I was separated from my known world and self. With the loss came profound pain and deep loneliness, but also an opportunity for change.

Over time, I came into some awareness, grasped a little bit of understanding. Soon I opened a small window of trust only to find my Muse in a form and place I never would have expected.

Now I let my tanned hands and worn keyboard grasp the thin layer of light I found. I guess that’s life……taking small leaps forward after experiencing five steps back.

Salt with sweet; empty becoming full.

Now driven and inspired by a man’s sacrifice and love for his son, the story begins…




6 comments on “About Me

  1. Just found your blog, as I’m trying to connect with other first-time novelists. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to reading more of your posts!

    • Natasha says:

      Hi Susan,

      I’m glad you found me. I visited your site…GREAT MUSIC!!! Its nice to see I’m not alone with using music as I write and create. I know I need the help and encouragement music gives…it’s the soundtrack to my thoughts that hopefully translates to my keyboard that will then lead to something worth reading for others. I look forward to reading your work!

  2. Hey Natasha! I’m trying to get my act together and either finish my first novel I started, or get to work on my latest idea! Why does finding the time to write seem like such a monumental task? Keep up the good work and thanks for the words of wisdom on your blog!

    • Natasha says:

      Hi Sarabeth!!!!

      To be honest its a struggle to write sometimes.

      For a long time I had started and stopped many times. There had been a YA novel I always had in the back of my mind. So much so I created all my characters, spent over a year researching all types of things from time travel to understanding Mayan hieroglypics; wrote two chapters, and then I stopped. Just like that. Life happened… work, family, felt discourage, overwhelmed by how monumental it seemed. Whatever the reasons were I stopped.

      Then years later I was faced with a story, an idea, a person. Corny as it sounds I had to tell the story, I felt compelled by the greatness of a person’s sacrifice. I decided this was it..I have to write this. Now I’ve learned that I have to write even when I don’t want to, I can’t wait to feel inspired that day in order to write, and when I feel like my writing may not be good enough, I remind myself everyone started somewhere…everyone.

      Now, when I don’t write I feel the weight of it on my mind. This constant feeling like ‘I should be writing’ and before I begin to feel too crappy,,, I turn on my computer and write. Not easy all the time, but when I manage to get 500 words or a 1000 it feels soooo good.

      Meeting other writers like yourself totally helps.. we are not alone.


  3. Angasa says:

    Hey Natasha, I nominated you for the Sunshine Award: http://wp.me/p1TwCO-iv.

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