I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of the Philippines, taught English at my old High School for two years, then joined my family in the U.S.
Currently, I am working as an accounting clerk at an oriental rug shop in Beverly Hills.
I also happen to be a member of the Los Angeles Doce Pares Filipino Multi-Style Martial Arts Organization.
Throughout all the twists and turns my life has taken, one thing has remained constant: my love of writing.
I’ve always been nuts about writing, but I never had the guts to take it seriously. I woke up one day and realized that life is too short for “could have beens” or “what ifs”. So I decided to fulfill a dream I’ve had since I was a little girl with pigtails (yes, I did wear pigtails once) –to write a book and become a published author.
Five minutes after I made this conscious decision, I went online and started doing research.
An hour later, I realized becoming a published author wasn’t going to be easy. It would take a ton of work and an enormous amount of patience and discipline.
I could have given up, but thanks to my tenacious determination (or my stubborn nature, as my family calls it) I turned my childhood dream into a working goal.
I joined the SCBWI (Society for Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators), attended the Big Sur Writing Workshop, read (and still continue to read) volumes upon volumes of children’s books, fantasy books and books on writing; and founded the Torrance Children’s Books Writing Group, which currently has 96 members.
Best of all, however, I just finished working on the final draft of my middle-grade fantasy novel.
And just as another form of motivation, and a way to meet new writing friends, gain insight and share my experience, I’ve decided to chronicle my adventures and misadventures in writing on my website (www.thewritingnut.com), in the hopes that it may help other aspiring authors such as myself.
Member since 2010
Region: California: Los Angeles County
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