My initial inspiration was found through searching for a unique way to describe my feelings. I was not looking to start a journal or write as I was outlining a memoir, but really a way to display my feelings and articulate those thoughts that have already been said and written in a unique way. So as I continued writing I kept gaining inspiration along the way; for instance, through my personal relationships, relationships of others, through music, and through movies. Sometimes God would wake me up in the middle of the night to writer about things that I have not been through or written about, but somebody somewhere can relate to it.
What advice can you offer aspiring writers?
Rodrick: My advice for aspiring writers is to learn the business of publication first. Then come to the table with a product that is finished. Continue to work on what you love to do and don't let anyone kill your dream.