May 5th, 2016 – First draft complete.
It took me one year, eight months, and 106,342 words to get it all done. I think I’m still in shock that I’ve actually completed it. Writing this story has been quite the journey and there were times I wondered if I’d ever finish it.
But I did . I fucking finished it!
“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison.
This was the quote that inspired me to write this particular story. I’d been avoiding writing in the fantasy genre – despite it being my favourite genre to read. Instead I wrote a crime book, a romance, and a sci-fi story. Then one day, while looking up writing quotes I stumbled upon this particular gem.
Two weeks later, I’d started ‘Flame in the Wind’ book one of four in my fantasy series.
Finishing a book is just the first rung on a very long ladder of things that need to get done before publication. With excitement and anticipation, I’m looking forward to the climb.