When people meet me and discover that I love to write, they usually ask me if I’ve always had this interest. As a child, I had a very imaginative mind and being the ‘quiet one’, would usually have a lot of ideas and creativity flowing.
However, as time progressed, and the ‘usual’ high school activities took my interest, the creative side took a back seat, until I left high school. I then re-discovered my creativity and attended writing courses and workshops. It was just a hobby at this stage, and since then, many short stories evolved.
Fast forward to 2009 and the creative inkling started nudging me again. This time, it really gave me a huge kick and I started drafting my first novel, with a pen and notepad. This is when the spark of ideas for Journey of Love and Betrayal began.
After several thousand words, hand-written, the enormity of the project overwhelmed me, and not believing I could actually complete this novel, I put it away, deep in the drawer.
Time ticked away for another year, and the opportunity arose again for me to write my novel. This time, I started the process again, but with a much more confident approach, and my creative juices started churning. In fact, once I made the commitment to myself to write a novel, I didn’t stop writing! I wrote three novels in succession. The first one being Journey of Love and Betrayal.
Several years on, after writing and procrastinating, I finally summoned the courage to have my manuscript edited professionally.
Even after so many years, I am pleased with this whole process because it is what I love to do. It has never been about anything else for me – oh, of course, to provide entertaining reading! This is why I have been so patient with the process.
My message to anyone wishing to undertake writing a novel, or anything that your heart desires for that matter, I would say - Just do it and keep at it!
From the depths of my imagination, to you, I hope you enjoy reading my novels as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
From me to you, I wish you all the very best,
© Gillian Du Caurroy 2019