I’ve been writing for the South African gaming website, EGMR (or eGamer), for the past five years. I’ve learnt an enormous amount from the whole experience – in fact it would be difficult to even describe how much I’ve changed and grown from these years and my time with the website. Now, today’s topic came about while I was spending my time reading and learning more about self-publishing and indie authors. I’ve seen many writers unsure of where to begin their journey, and aside from telling them “just start writing”, which is an entirely sound piece of advice, I felt that with my past experience journalism is an ideal beginning point.
Writing is a massive part of who I am. I would honestly say it defines me. In truth I have no greater passion than writing and of course gaming as well. These two joys have stuck with me for most of my life and I would certainly hope that they continue to do so long into my future.
However long or short that is.
As you may know I am aiming for publication of my first novel, and a nervousness has entered my system. It was expected I suppose. I’m nervous about the quality, I know it won’t be a great piece of literature that changes the world as I’m barely an infant in my career and I am wondering how it will be received since no one but my significant other has actually read the book.