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Why I wrote my first novel

Welcome to my author site. I wrote my first novel in 2009. It was a great adventure. All my life up until then I had said that one day I will write a book. Now by that I meant a fiction book. Not that non fiction books aren’t books but fiction was the defining word in my ‘I will write a book’ concept.

If I had known how much fun it would be perhaps I would have started earlier in my life. However, like many things in life I needed something to precipitate me into writing. That something was an event known as Nanowrimo. That is National novel writing month. The idea is to see if one can write at least 50,000 words of a novel in the month of November.

That was the fun bit. The real work comes later. Yes all books require some editing. That to me was where the real work came in. None the less I have written three books since then so perhaps the fun of writing outweighs the work of editing.

If anyone out there has a desire to write something my word to you is start. You never know you might just find it fun.