Writing is a great way to express myself. I no longer dance, but I remember how it made me feel. I remember how the pointe shoes, the costumes and the music affected me; I relive those times through my fiction.
Writing also provides a way to save adventures or travel highlights. My adventure novel, Tasman, arose from my vacation stop at the 1830-1850's prison in Port Arthur, Tasmania. I felt compelled to write about one convict I learned about during a walk through the museum. That story in in edit mode. I'm anxious to share my impressions through that story.