I’ve been an avid reader my whole life.
Regardless of an extremely active and busy lifestyle running a company, raising a child, engaging in hardcore mountain biking, skiing and climbing, I’ve always made time at the end of the day to enjoy reading.
And not business books, but novels – fiction.
My type A friends and associates don’t get it. They think reading fiction is for women and a waste of time.
Screw them, they don’t know what they’re missing.
I enjoy most types of fiction but am particularly fond of psychological thrillers.
So, one evening I’m reading and a thought comes to me; I wonder if I could write a novel?
Of course, I can write – I do it all the time in business, but could I write an engaging story?
With no intention on publishing I decided to try it.
Given my busy schedule I simply dedicated the half hour or so every night that I read and instead wrote.
A few months later I had written a psychological thriller; Wretched.
I liked what I had written so I decided to have it published – whether anyone else will like it remains to be seen.
More importantly though, I found I really enjoyed writing and in fact have already started a sequel to Wretched.
So, if you like it, there will be more, much more, because I really enjoy writing.