What Wardens of the Crystallis means to me

I began my journey of writing WOTC in October 2012, unaware that it would become as massive as it is in 2020. I had no plans to release it. It was a hobby like all my other stories. It stayed that way for about 3 years.

In early 2015, I wanted to make this story happen. Thus, began my journey of writing the second book, The Lucin Stone. Boy, has it been a roller coaster of emotions. But most of all, it has become one of the best things I have done for myself.

At a very young age, I chose playing over learning. Ask my mom for proof! I never outgrew my imagination. My love for fictional stories only grew as I transitioned from a child into a teenager. I delved into the world’s of Final Fantasy, The Lord of the Rings, Resident Evil, anime, and so much more.

Part of me wished I could experience some of those world’s for myself. No zombies, thank you. You see, I didn’t like the way my life was back then. I had no friends and I didn’t get to spend much time with my parents. My sister and I are close in age. I enjoyed the good moments with her, but she was unpredictable. I don’t hate her. It was just difficult. I’ll leave it at that.

To top it off, I didn’t have much confidence in myself. I felt rather lonely most of the time. Those worlds were an escape, a way for me to cope with the pain. Sometimes I wondered, what if I could create a world like those? I wanted to.

For years, it never dawned on me to actually go through with it. As I neared the end of my teens, I started writing. It happened naturally. I never thought my stories would be books, and again, I used them as an escape.

Several years ago, I could happily say that my loneliness has diminished greatly. The wonderful people in my life make it so. But there was something that still bothered me and had been for years: Why can’t I find a passion?

I wanted something more than what I already had. With The Lucin Stone, I took that plunge. It was something I wanted for a long time. It’s better than any of the world’s I escaped to, because it’s mine. One day, I hope I can share my world and make a positive impact on the lives of others, even if it’s just one.