I've been a reader of all things romance for many years, so I feel I'm a professional romance reader. Three years ago, I decided to stop playing at writing and take it seriously. I wrote my first draft in about 28 days. After a few days, I read it and was horrified by what I put down on paper with pen and ink. So I had to do some rethinking. One, I actually finished my story, as bad as it was, so that made me feel good. Then deciding, If I was going to do this. I wanted to become a professional writer. So I've spent my time learning and practicing the art of not only writing but also the art of storytelling. It has become my passion.