"I think that you have to be a different type of person to be a writer. Writing involves a certain level of independence, the ability to disconnect from the physical world and create a world of your own. I'd like to think that God favors writers, that's why He allows us to mimic Him in the act of creation. If I couldn't be creative, I wouldn't be me."
I've always been in love with writing and my intentions have always been pure. Some people write for the money, the fame, or simply because it sounds distinguished at dinner parties when the word ‘author’ rolls off of the tongue. I write because the art is profoundly entrenched in every fiber of my being. There's something about aligning words that quickens my spirit. I feel most like myself when I’m creating.
My genre of choice has always been romance. I have a gentle spirit and I LOVE love. I think there's something remarkably enduring found in the interactions between a man and a woman. After-all, the union between woman and man is sacred, and the first relationship of any kind in the existence of the world.
That being said, I've found that I like writing about all sorts of things. I enjoy taking my life experiences, beliefs, and observations and applying them in a way that makes sense, a way that provides my unique perspective. I've recently offered my voice to a new women's magazine (Nia), and the response has been magnificent. To be able to enlighten and encourage others is priceless! I know that my love for writing will eventually allow me to operate in my purpose.
For so long I saw writing as only a hobby, something that I could retreat to at the end of the day. Now I see it in a new light. There’s so few things that you encounter that you love, that actually love you back; it would be a shame not to pursue it. Who says that your passions should have to be enjoyed in secret or in the wee hours of the night after all the “real work” is done? I want my writing to be sufficient. I want to live off of what I love. That’s liberation…and I want to be free. -Sunny