I've wanted to be a writer since I was seven years old, I had found a fictional character in a video game who was a writer and I wanted to be him. I didn't actually start writing things down right away, but I always had a whole different world in my head I would spend a lot of time in. I've never been much of a sleeper so I used to say that I'd tell myself bedtime stories until I fell asleep.
As I got older I started to write these stories out but always found I'd lose the plot and couldn't finish anything, until 'A Guy, A Girl and A Voodoo Monkey Hand', which actually started as a joke e-mail to a friend.
Finishing that story was a revelation in my mind, I finally felt justified to really start concentrating on my writing and started writing short stories, poems and setting about on the next novel, and the one after that. Since then I have always been writing something, and I never want to stop.
One day someone will find me lying dead on my keyboard, probably smiling.
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