For as long as I can remember, I've always had a fascination for the written word. As a kid, I dabbled with writing, but the switch really occurred when I became a teen.
When I turned 16, I was forced to attend public school for the first time in my life. 3 days later, I dropped out. I took a year off school and wrote my first novel. I’m sure it sucked, but that was one of the best years of my young life.
The next few years were spent finishing high school. During that time, a critical computer failure made me lose the last copy of my novel. It’s not such a big loss—I’m sure it sucked, as do most first works—but it would have been fun to read it again after a few years to get a better idea of my writing skills.
Anyway, life went on. A few years later—by then, it was 2012—I decided that I would become a screenwriter. I spend a year writing my first feature-length screenplay. While shopping my script around to agents and production companies, I came across an article. It was about a young woman who, after being rejected by almost every editor out there, decided to self-publish her books on Smashwords.com. Before long, she’d become a bestselling author.
Inspired, I dusted off the few short stories I had left and decided to post a few online to see what would happen. You can understand my surprise when I checked my account the next day to find I'd sold 7 copies of the two stories I'd posted. It was only 6.87$, but to me it was a fortune. It was the first time I’d actually made money from my writing.
Enthused by those few sales, I decided to continue writing short stories and post them online. I don’t expect to make a fortune, but the simple fact of making money from my writing is enough for me.
I tinkered with the idea of turning my screenplay into a novel, but quickly gave up when I was struck with a genius idea for a five-book series.
I'm presently working on said series and if everything goes according to play, it should be released within the next year.
In the meantime, I’ll try to post more short stories.
I would like to give special thanks to those first few readers who gave me my start.
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