Question: I get asked often, “How did I get started on writing my novel, Enchanted Silence?
Answer: The idea to even consider writing a book came to me a couple years ago. I vividly remember it was December 2009 and my boss at the time was not the greatest boss and for whatever reason, things were not working out at work and I was shocked and disturbed by the circumstances.
President Obama Inspired Me to Write My Novel
So I went to a book store and picked up President Obama’s memoir, Dreams from My Father. I’ve always loved to read and drown myself in a fabulous book to forget everything on my mind. But while reading this book, I cannot explain the feeling, but I developed this deep yearning to write a book.
I had no idea why, what, or how, but I would lay awake late at night and the thought would float into my head. So I finally started and it mainly started as a way to cope with work, but ultimately this book took on its own life and I couldn’t stop myself.
Also, during the four years it took me to complete Enchanted Silence, lots of changes hurled into my life:
- My father had a stroke
- I was driven to write
- Find some kind of outlet to express my emotions.
Myself in Therapy
In many ways, this book has been therapeutic and though this story is not true, it was my way of dealing with my own emotions and life.
And I am so thrilled I wrote Enchanted Silence because I proved to myself that I am capable of a lot more than I think, if only I open my mind and allow myself.