I guess in some ways I’ve always been writing.
I’ve kept a journal and written in it religiously since I was 11. So writing has always been with me in some way, shape, or form. I’ve always liked that feeling you get when you get everything down on paper – it’s therapeutic.
I stared writing for fun in maybe… *thinks*… 2004. That was when I discovered Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter fanfiction so my creative writing really stemmed from there. I still have more than a few fanfiction pieces floating around cyber space under various pennames. Ah the days of Dramione. Good times.
It wasn’t until I was taking a creative writing elective at University that I really considered writing original fiction. We were talking about getting ideas from visual sources and an idea for a novel popped into my head and has stuck there ever since. I still haven’t managed to write that story , but it’s brewing away nicely in my head.
My first completed novel was Sector12 which is the first book in the Nova Rose Trilogy. I wrote it in 2.5 weeks and let it sit on my computers hard drive for over two years before sending it to some agents to “test the waters”. I started that process in September and have since been editing and editing and editing some more because 2.5 weeks of writing does not equal an excellent novel.
Currently I’m working on Isla + Morax which is my Nanowrimo novel and I have two more ideas for other books I want to write in the future.
And I guess that’s my writing journey to date.
How did you start your writing journey fellow readers?