I thought, that as we are approaching the end of the year that now might be a good time to tell you a bit more about how my first year as a writer has gone so far.
For all who want the short version, here is a quick Q & A:
Have I enjoyed it? Without a doubt
Has it been easy? Far from it
Have I had support? For the most part
Am I addicted? Big time
What have I found the hardest? Finding time
What have I enjoyed the most? The positive feedback
Would i recommend it? In a heartbeat
As some of you know, I started writing in February this year. First putting pen to paper whilst sat on a bench in the north of England surrounded by snow. I remember sitting there staring at a blank page and thinking ‘If I start this, I’m going to have to finish it’. From the first word I was hooked. I could have sat there all day but apart from the fact that my gorgeous son would need his tea at some point, I had also run out of coffee!
Throughout the year I’d take each month as it came. Ticking off chapters along the way. Ive read about writing and contacted some big name authors for advice who I must thank for being so helpful and willing to share their knowledge with me.
Time has been hard to come by so every spare moment I have, I write. Half an hour here or there, a short train journey to work, a few words down whilst the tea is cooking. My story just has to come out one way or another.
I have amazed myself at how natural writing feels to me. Nothing is forced nor is it fake. I think, I write. My formula is that simple.
Twenty one chapters… Done! My end is near and I plan to finish my first draft in 2-3 weeks so I’ll be back with an update soon. As always thank you to you, my followers, for all your support. What a journey it’s been! I am nowhere near ready to jump off this roller coaster!