How I got started...
I have always liked a good story. Even before I could read myself, my mother would read to me and my sisters; so I guess I got a pretty early start with interesting stories.
I'm not what you would call a professional author, but for many years I have amused myself with tales I told myself. One winter, while down with a nasty cold, I envisioned the opening scene of an inspiring story (or what I hope is an inspiring story). I just had to write it down...and from there "A Gray Kepi" was born.
I had done some writing before, mainly for my writing program in school, but I had really enjoyed it. I am aware that I write in a rather rambly way. Most of the time when I start a story (and believe me, I tell many, many more in my head that never reach paper!) I have no idea exactly where it is headed. I make it up as I go along. By the time I'm part of the way into it, my main character's goal is usually fixed. The rest of the story at that point is a usually a mash-up of climax and anti-climax, until I finally get to the ending. This is something that I have recently been attempting to remedy. Leviathan is an example of a short story that I took the time and effort to outline before I actually wrote it. I suspect that you may find it a little more cohesive in nature than say, Sable.
My name is Racheal...and I never did like writing bio's too much. I either say too much or too little. You know my name...Racheal. What you don't know yet is that I am 25, the second daughter of a career soldier, a homeschool graduate, a documentary filmmaker, a musician (of sorts--I play several different instruments with varying degrees of skill), a reenactor, a lover of historical fiction and murder mysteries, a rancher (cows and chickens), horse-trainer (of a green variety), a caretaker, and a coffee and chocolate lover.
That might not say much about my personality...so I will add that I am a hot-headed, loyal person, who really likes laughing more than much else in life. I'm something of goof-ball without being entirely foolish. I am a rather common-sense person. My mother claims that I am a hopeless romantic (I suppose she really is right--and I think that might come across in my writing). My writing style is like I am--not uptight, cheerful (most of the time, I hope), passionate, and with a streak of humor.
I am a Reformed Presbyterian Christian. I love orthodoxy even though I'm a poor hand at articulating it a lot of the time. I do better using smaller words and simple concepts to describe theological
things. My goal in life is to be a godly Christian woman--most preferably as a wife and mother someday. (Hopefully, with the resources and ability to continue with my filmmaking venture and of course, writing a story now and again.)
Maybe you know me a bit better now...and I hope you enjoy my stories!