Everyone needs to start somewhere. I started at my kitchen table hoping to exorcise my demons. Severe anxiety and depression drove me to a dark place and writing helped pull me out. Two years later I’m no longer plagued by a negative mindset and I have a finished book.
Now It’s not a long read. Stephen King’s first book, Carrie, was only 199 pages. I beat that by about 18 so I have that going for me. And I know it won’t change the world but that wasn’t what I was going for. I want people to be able to escape the world for a while and go on an adventure. And when they’re done I hope they enjoyed the ride and look forward to the next one.
I received my first review. The reviewer gave me 4.7/5. This is fantastic. I’m not narcissistic enough to think it’s going to be on par with the authors I follow. And I also know that not everyone is going to find Deadlock their cup of tea. So a 4.7 out of 5 is pretty good. Like I said, you’ve got to start somewhere.
While I’m happy with my start, It is just a start. And my first book might not set the world on fire but I’m not done. I have a lot more stories I want to tell. I’ll also post articles on my writing process. Hopefully I can pass along what I’ve learned to anyone looking for answers. There’s a lot more to writing a book then just typing.