(This is from last month but published again after it was lost while updating the blog. So much for making sure everything was prepared before updating 😉 )
Okay, so it’s not the first thing I wrote. The first thing I wrote was likely on the back of a horribly uninterpretable picture of a cat made of macaroni. However, below is a snap of the first page I ever wrote on a book.
In March of 2010, my family was going through tough times from illnesses to unexpected events. At the time, I did what I spent much of my childhood doing when stressed: reading. In that case, I was reading Lord of the Rings for the first time.
Let just say I got really inspired by Tolkien’s classic series.
I’d never wanted to write a book, but that night at midnight I picked up a pen and scribbled away in a notebook. By the end of the next day I had a dozen pages, and two weeks later I had handwritten some 70 pages.
I didn’t know it at 12 years old, but three years later that crappy beginning would become Black Forest.