I believe in my dream to be an author.
What started this dream?
In a way I always wanted to be an author. Since Elementary school I wrote fictional stories. I remember my mom helping me spell out the hard words until I learned how to spell them on my own. And even after Elementary school, I kept writing. I wrote when I was sad, bored, or just wanted an escape from the world. It was in high school, when my first book started taking shape that I realized I wanted to write for a living. I hated being pulled away from the fictional world that I was creating. It was my need to write, the urge to pick up a pen and document my thoughts that made me realize I wanted to be an author.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
When I think about what motivates me to write and strive toward becoming an author, I think about the impact my writing can have on others. When I wasn’t writing as a kid, I was reading. And I got lost in books when I felt like I needed some sort of a guide. When I was lonely, or just needed time to work something out, I’d open up a new book and somehow always find the answers within its pages. That’s what I think about when it comes to my writing. If I can somehow help someone, or change their day in some small way for the better, then I am happy to do so. I want to become an author so others can get lost in my stories just as I got lost in stories when I was a kid (and even now).
What are your goals?
I have many future goals for my writing. My closest goal is to get my book Variant Wars – The Prisoners published. After that I would like to continue to write the Variant Wars series and other series that I want to introduce in the near future. I have some long term goals too. I would like to remain an avid reader and writer for as long as time allows. I want to continue to create new worlds for myself and others to explore. And I want to continue to bring up important questions and conversations within my writing as well. Personally I have always seen myself as a writer. One of my biggest goals is just to stay true to my identity as a writer and not let critics and self-doubt tear me down.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
Aside from reading and writing, I love watching movies. I’m an animal lover and an avid tea drinker. Science fiction is my favorite genre, but I also love fantasy. I’m always open to reading new kinds of literature that I can get my hands on. I’m also a comic book fan and a lover of superhero movies. I post updates mostly to Twitter at https://twitter.com/SamBakerWrites I can also be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SamBakerWrites/ I also answer emails at SamBakerWrites@gmail.com For more information about Variant Wars – The Prisoners, there’s a description and details on the project’s Kickstarter page:
The Dreamer Blog features two people each week in pursuit of their dreams, large or small everyone has a dream that deserves support. Douglas Geller, the author of this blog is also the author of the book The Dreamer; you can learn more about The Dreamer and purchase it at: http://amzn.to/2j7W79P