posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 10:01 PM
I started writing my first story at LEAST 5 years ago now. It really did come from a dream.
A lot of it at first was written while waiting in airline terminals on business trips. After a while it started to become something and I let a few
people read it. It was about half finished and unedited. I was surprised to hear back that everyone said it was pretty good.
Then one person who liked it bluntly told me "The difference between professional writers and amateur writers is that professional writers finish
That was the kick in the pants I needed to finish that book. I kept working on it and finally finished it.
The first really cool thing was holding the physical printed book in my hands, the cover art just right, flipping through the pages.
The second cool thing was having someone actually and honestly come up and tell he how reading the book has affected them. To hear how the first part
made them mad because it didn't go as they expected, then this part was cool because of such and such and then that part was cool... To hear the
words "I didn't want to put it down but I had to because it was 1AM and I absolutely had to have some sleep" really does stick in my mind.
To think that something *I* created from scratch, for fun, directly gave someone real enjoyment is heart warming.