In early 2008, as a result of being unemployed for the first time, I found my self with time on my hands.
I decided to take advantage of this situation and try something I'd always wanted to try but hadn't had the time or courage
to do. I decided to try and write a book. I began to write my first a novel.
I'd had the basis of a story floating
around in my head for many years but didn't have a clue how to go about it and wasn't sure I had the skill or ability I
needed, I'm still not sure but I'm having a go anyway!
After some deliberation I headed for the local book
store in the belief they had an "Idiot's guide to everything" so why not one about writing a book! If they were looking
for an idiot wanting to write a book, I was that Idiot!
I realize that there is also a "Dummies Guide" to just about
everything also. Life is sad when your biggest problem is deciding between being a Dummy or an Idiot!
That was the
first of a number trips to the book store during which I had the good fortune to run in to a published author, "Frank Romano
- Storm Over Morocco" who had just completed his book event. Frank was kind enough to discuss my goals with me and
not only offer encouragement but has continued to give me advice form time to time. I'm very grateful to Frank as I realize
how busy he is. Goggle his name (Author Frank Romano) and you will understand!