The Long Journey
What makes a person want to become an author? Well I can’t answer that question for anyone else but myself.
I started writing short stories as a young boy and penned my first short story that was read to the whole class. They loved it, well they would it was a story about a werewolf hidden in an old house attic that proceeded to kill off all my school friends, in may I add the most horrific way ( how I managed to get this read out is still a mystery to me considering it’s content ) still the thrill of sharing my work promted me to carry on writing.
It wasn’t until I was in my thirties and a spell in New York that I decided to actually write my first book. So that was decided and I sat down and started to put pen to paper and fingers to the keyboard. IMMORTALIS was born 😳 ( it was actually titled Dark Horizon at the time ).
And that was as far I got, I let life and all it’s little problems that ensued stop me from what I loved doing. It was my own doing of course because I allowed myself to get bogged down and let go of the dream of publishing my own book.
A few years ago after the birth of my second child I decided to start my own Dad blog and I have to say it did really well, but there it was again the nagging feeling that I should get my butt sat down and write and this time complete the book that was started years ago.
it was while I was writing blog posts and interviewing dads that had become authors that I stumbled upon The Creative Penn website created by bestselling author Joanna Penn. Her advice and philosophy really struck a chord with me and started me back on this writing path.
Over the next few months I’ll be sharing my journey, tips and what it takes to become a published author.