Thursday, 17 May 2012

The BIG day!

Wow, here we are finally. About a year and a half ago I decided I'd give writing a go, to create a little time for myself. I had no idea what I was doing, no idea about conflict, layout, showing NOT telling, pov, my punctuation is still dodgy as hell. It was all a mystery to me, I just wrote. Then while lurking on the eharlequin boards I found Kiwibird (aka Faye/Serenity), she very kindly offered to have a look at my story. And what a great introduction to the craft of writing Faye gave me. She was funny, thoughtful and offered great advice, and most of all she gave me the confidence to carry on. Thanks again Faye :)

 I think I was lucky as I had no preconceived notions on writing, and I just did what felt natural. I'll never be perfect but I hope to keep improving. I'm also glad I had the opportunity to meet such wonderful people through competitions like Mills and Boon New Voices, and I've had such amazing support from my friends and family, I know not everyone has that. Thanks guys, you've been great.

 So tomorrow is the day the world can see what/how I write. It's scary and exhilarating in equal measures. I'm not worried if people don't like it, you can't please everyone, but my fingers are crossed that some people will like it, and when another comes out they'll try that too. Wish me luck.


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