What a year…

67 countries and fast approaching 500 followers through my Facebook page and blog.

Wow! What a year! When I made the decision to start writing, I could have only hoped that this many people would be behind me. The interest in what I’m doing has far surpassed any expectations that I had. I’ve been in touch with a handful of very successful authors and spoken with a number of fellow writers along the way, all of whom have been a big inspiration. 
A huge thank you to friends and family for your support, a big thank you also has to go to my colleagues for putting up with my never ending ‘novel talk’ and each and every follower whom I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting for your loyalty on this journey.
I know there’s been a doubter or two along the way but I’m pretty sure you won’t be questioning anything now!
It has been a challenge to find the time to write but as long as it does not come at the expensive of others, I have some advice. If you have ever thought about writing a novel, poetry, short stories or anything else for that matter, do it! And don’t let anything hold you back! If you really want it, you’ll make the time.

So I’ll be back soon with an update but I have almost finished editing the first draft! We’re not far off now!
Take care one and all,


  1. Nandini Bharadwaj · February 2, 2016

    Hey, Mark! All the good news is heartening indeed. šŸ™‚
    On a side note, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Chech it out here –
    I do hope that you accept. šŸ™‚
    P. S. I drafted this before you hit a 100 followers here. Congratulations on achieving the milestone. šŸ™‚

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    • drakes1 · February 2, 2016

      Thank you! That is very kind of you and much appreciated. Mark

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  2. itsmayurremember · February 2, 2016


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  3. Glynis Jolly · February 6, 2016


    We’ll be here when you’ve finished your editing.

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  4. kutukamus · February 11, 2016

    Quite some step, indeed! šŸø

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    • drakes1 · February 11, 2016

      Thank you! And thanks for stopping by. Mark


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