My Tuesday guest this week is writer Michael Sanchez. Michael has been on ‘Patricia’s Pen’ in the past with his response from the story challenge ‘What Lies You Tell’. Today however, he has come to chat about his writing. Without further ado, let’s go over to Michael.
About My Writing
When I was growing up in New Jersey at about eight or nine years old, I use to watch World War I and World War II history documentaries on the PBS channel, and would try to write down everything that the narrator was saying in a composition book. I enjoyed doing that and did it for about a year but soon moved on to other things like other kids of that age. Little did I know at the time that many years later I’d write and publish my first book Vine Street. I guess the skill was always in me, I just didn’t know it.
I was always fascinated with the movies from Hammer Film Productions, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stephen King, but one day I saw a movie that particularly inspired me directed by John Carpenter. That movie was Halloween which prompted an idea for my first book, but it then took another 35 years to get started and almost another three with it just sitting on the shelf. I’d intended to trash it and give up on the writing.
However, one day a stranger overhead a conversation I was having with someone who’d approached me. The stranger said he could tell how passionate I was about my writing and disappointed that I was going to trash my work. He then went on to say, ‘Don’t do it. Give it a chance.’
I’m glad I listened to that stranger and went on to publish my debut novel. I am now excited to complete the manuscript for my second book and get that published too. The genre is suspense, thriller, and a little horror in-between, but hopefully my readers will enjoy it.
Thank you for sharing that with us, Michael. I think all writers doubt themselves sometimes and we just need that one person to believe in us. Good luck with the second book and do come back and tell us when you’re ready for publication.
Let’s find out a little more about Michael.
About Michael Sanchez
Michael Sanchez grew up in South Jersey, where he completed his education in Woodrow Wilson High School. He continued his education many years later at the age of 39 when he decided to attend college. He completed his education and obtained an MBA, Bachelor of Science in Management, and AA in Criminal Justice. His goal is to continue writing stories that will entice readers to use their imagination.
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Excellent stuff Tricai. I will be interested to get your tips on how to set up the blog and maintain it. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. XX Elizabeth B Eastwood, BA Hons, MSc Sussex, FCCA, Dip LCW, MA Brighton
Of course. And perhaps you’d like to come as a Tuesday Guest on ‘Patricia’s Pen?’