Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Introducing My Writing Partner on "Tears of a Mermaid", Patricia Laffoon

Written by Patricia Laffoon ...

Getting this started is as hard for me as starting a new story line; some days it's there and others it's not ... let me start off by introducing myself. *Standing I take a deep breath and look out at the audience*

Hello my name is Patricia A. Laffoon, I was born in Lexington, Kentucky, where I have lived most of my life. I served twenty-three years in the United States Army Reserves. During that same time period, I worked in a factory making cruise controls for cars, a bank in the proof dept ... don't ask too boring to go into ... a gift shop, and a rental company where I rented tents, tables and chairs for any event you need them for {mostly weddings}.

How did I get started down this path of writing you ask ...well it was my art teacher.  We had to write a poem about the painting we had just completed for class; she took one look at my painting, read the poem, and told me my time would be better spent writing than painting. So started my road to writing.

I joined Facebook over a year ago and started meeting people quickly.  By a chance posting I met one of the first people who ever encouraged me to write, Brandon Yeung. He asked me if I would like to join their Role Playing group, well of course I said no but after three months of being cajoled and prodded, I finally gave in and dipped my toe into the water so to speak.

Yes, I am the only land-locked mermaid you will ever meet, all though I do live on a lake. But I digress.

After a very tentative start I worked with him to build the role of Trish-Sea Maiden. I grew a little bolder as time went along, till one day as fate would have it my now partner Aaron {Rudy} asked if I would play his wife in a Story Line {SL} that took place in the future, and well I took a deep breath and plunged into very deep water with him and have never looked back.

Now about the story in Evernight ... this is just a small snippet of the larger one that is going on right now, and that is still in progress, but one afternoon Aaron came to me and said he had seen a call for story submissions and entered one of our {SL} in it. To say I was bowled over was an understatement.  I never dreamed going any further than writing for our own amusement and that of our fans, but he was so excited I got the fever to, and lo and behold we were accepted.  You could have pushed me over with a feather.  I am still reeling from the adventure that this has been.

Aaron checking in on this blog post ... and I just like this pic :)

1 comment:

  1. I like the pic too. Hey Patricia, I hope to read more of your story and Aaron's.