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So this is my blog about my quest to write a novel. We all have some desire to write and be published, become a top best seller and make millions from a movie deal. For me, it’s about achieving something on my own, through my own hard work, and if I do make millions in the process (a girl can dream) then all the better.

First a bit about me. I have an 9-5 office job. It pays the bills and is ok as far as having a non-‘dream-job’. I did ok at school and went on to college and university, but always steered towards the practical subjects rather than the more academic ones. I’ve always loved reading and am good at spelling and punctuation, but have always been let down by my grammar.

So what got me started on this idea? I tend to read a lot on my kindle and happened to come across the self-publish section on Amazon. Instantly, I felt like I could write something. In the past, there has never been a reason to…it would be a waste of time… no one would publish it… no one would read it etc. But this made it simple. By self-publishing an eBook novel, it would cost nothing and I would only make a percentage of what sold. Seems simple right? Well it is… once you have written your book that is.

So I’m giving it a go. And I thought I’d share my experiences with you along the way.

They always say to write about what you know or are interested in. I love apocalypse and sci-fi movies and books so it seemed as good a place as any to start with. I’m going with the apocalypse theme first…. maybe sci-fi for book 2 if I stick at this.

I’ve entered into NaNoWriMo. The perfect way to kick start this adventure. National Novel Writing Month. Every November, people from all over the world log in and chat and share ideas, word counts, motivation and support. The idea is to produce 50,000 words in November. It doesn’t have to be precise or a best seller, it’s a first draft and a way to get those first 50,000 words down on paper… to get it started.

So that’s it for now. Please feel free to follow and comment on my blog.