Saturday, September 17, 2011
My husband says people would freak if they knew the truth because I never really aspired to be a writer, well maybe for a little bit in seventh grade when I wrote “Erica and the seventh grade”, but other than that, I’ve never written anything.
The fateful day the psychologist told us that our 3-year-old son was on the autism spectrum changed everything. From that moment on I knew I needed something to keep from drowning.
The vampire craze was in full swing and I wondered what my story would be. My characters became my light. Even with nursing and caring for a newborn, I’d wake up early, excited to type as many words as I could each day. Things came together easily and the story developed along to my surprise, like it always needed to be written. Honestly, I had no clue what I was doing and today cringe at parts when I reread what’s there now. But it is what it is and for the most part, people have fallen in love with Nicholas and Julia as I have.
Writing about vampires and mermaids isn’t a surprise either. I’ve always wanted to be a mermaid, scared of Jaws or not. I’d live in Big Sur if I were one. And Brad Pitt on the screen forever captured my love for dangerous vampires (though I don’t really like the movie today). Buffy and Blade defined the true vampiric creatures of the night for my stories. Everblue was more of an experiment to see if I could pull off two POV’s, first person.
Three years later, my son is doing awesome, my writing career has taken off, and I didn’t get lost in mommyhood. Here, I have something that’s all mine and I love my fans dearly. Writing has brought some of the neatest people into my life and shown me something I’m truly good at. So, I plan to write as long as readers continue to enjoy my stories and get lost with my characters.
You can find out more about my stories on my blog at: www.brendapandos.com