Hello, and thanks for stopping by! I’m known as Maria (or Takayta) on the internet, and I’m a homeschooled girl living in the state of Indiana. I’m working on editing my first novel, Secrets, which I hope to self-publish at some point in time. If you’re interested in knowing what it’s about, you can click here to read more.

I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) twice now, winning both times and having a blast. I wrote Secrets during my first NaNo, Deceivers (previously titled Alone) during my second NaNo, and I’ll be writing Enemies (working title) for my third NaNo. These three novels are all a part of a trilogy, and I still need to think of a good name for said trilogy.

Besides fictional writing, I’m interested in anything related to nature (mainly the insects), enjoy photography, and have a taste for hard rock music. Oh, and I have an addiction problem with books.

This blog will probably be about anything that catches my eye and will also serve as a little record of my journey from a writer to a (hopefully someday) published author.