Meet Nicholas Rossis’s guest today Mary Bradford sharing her journey to publishing her first novel… that has turned into a trilogy.. A delightful read.. please follow the link after this short excerpt.
My Journey to Writing a Novel
When I began writing short stories and flash fiction, I wondered if I’d ever write a full novel, but I often dismissed the thought. Sitting down to write a book is time-consuming, takes dedication, discipline–and, of course, a great story. My hands were full as a mother to four children and time was scarce, so the short stories and flash fiction pieces suited me perfectly.
Yet the yearning to know if I could do it, write that novel and hold it in my hand, feel the paper, admire the cover, kept tapping me on my shoulder and poking its head beneath my face as I stared at the sheets of paper before me. I wrote longhand, all pen to paper for me then.