It started with a dream. A dream so vivid I couldn’t help but write it down. That’s how The Bite of Vengeance started, as a dream. As I woke, I wrote down everything I could remember – the look of the place, the motivations, reasons, questions, answers. It was this that drove me to carry on. I wanted to answer the questions I knew not the answer to.
My inspiration for becoming a writer came at the age of 11. Adrian Townsend – a well-known author, visited my primary school, and it was from then on that I caught the writing bug. So, later that day, I started taking notes on my surroundings. I sat for hours just trying to write something amazing, expecting to put pen to paper and write an instant bestseller. I was wrong. I felt like giving up; I spent countless days writing pages, only to scrunch them up and let them join the others in the recycling bin. So, for a while, I gave up writing.
At 15 years old, I had the dream. I thought about writing again – surely if I planned everything out, where could I go wrong? This theory, to my surprise, worked. But not before I hit the infamous ‘writer’s block’. I sat waiting for ideas to come, but none did. So, I gave The Bite of Vengeance up, only this time swearing I would return to it. Months passed, and I had just two chapters tucked away in my computer, but I never forgot them. I soon picked the writing back up and the block didn’t return. I wrote for weeks, adding little bits, changing, editing. Finally, April 2013 saw the completion of my manuscript. The joy I felt is second to none. I was proud.