Robert Stephen. What makes a writer? What do you envision when you think about that question?
Someone sitting by an open window looking out over the ocean, desert, mountains? Rainy day, foggy, sunny?
My definition of a writer of fiction. A person who drives himself or herself to the edge of insanity when writing a story to the best of their ability that you the reader find entertaining.
I can honestly say my life has been interesting, far from boring. Land baron, restaurateur, photographer, artisan, author. A life full of ups and downs. A life full of stories.
Along the way I've met hundreds of people, some interesting, some not. Some dangerous, some beautiful, some kind, and some cruel. During my lifetime I've even had my heart run over a couple of times, but when all of it is said and done I wouldn't trade it in.
Writing has always been inside of me, but the siren never called to me. I wasn't ready until one day in October of 2015 when life said, "Start writing."
Writing is a long journey, full of many perils, but don't be afraid it is an exciting adventure!