I started writing my novel – Holding the Future Hostage – November of 2009. After writing consistently for about ten months, and now editing, it seems as though my novel has become real. I find myself thinking about it more and more, until now I’ve realized that it’s become part of me. I’m not just writing a story – it is a story. Though none of the characters are based off of anyone in particular, I think that I’ve definitely taken traits from people around me and meshed them together to make my characters. As this is my first novel, I’ve been (and still am) working my hardest to make it interesting and satisfying. Also being a first-time author, lots of time and thought have gone into this book that I never even imagined when I first started.
The ideas of my novel, or even of just writing a book, were not extensively thought of, and I didn’t really know of anything that was going to happen. All I knew when I started was the first sentence…then the story grew as I continued typing. It has become a fast-paced, heart-wrenching, page-turning novel – that I can’t wait to be published.