Where it all Began

I wrote my first novel because of my son. It’s a novel that I don’t even want him to read (at least for a while – it’s a fairly dark story).

I started writing fairy tales for my son before he was even born. As I wrote, the stories, or at least my story-telling, underwent and evolution: they got longer and more complex.

The Treasure of Lady Ica
One of the Fairy Tales I’d written

Working on my ninth story, the possibilities in the story exploded and I kept writing on and on. It got to point when I thought, why not just go all out and write a novel?

I’d always wanted to. I just never thought I’d have the competence. So I read Story Engineering, which actually got me really depressed because writing seemed too difficult again. But I read and re-read it, watched a lot of videos, and read a lot of blogs.

I made it my 2014 New Year’s Resolution – to write “The Stitcher” And I did. January – March I’ve dedicated to editing (and starting my next project), and that’s where it all began for me.


Working on The Stitcher

Vergis Cover with back high res

It’s been 14 months since I started The Stitcher, and I’m excited that it will be finished by May.

But, no time for celebrations now. I’ve still got a lot of work to do!