I love writing books, not just because they became a source of income, but because they connected me with creative and imaginative people.
How it all began.
Ten years ago, in my small home town of Gibraltar, I had an ambition. I wanted to write a novel. A really GOOD one! To be honest, I didn’t really know how, but I never let go of my ambition and once I started writing and learning, I never stopped.
It was tough, because the small mediterranean enclave I lived in didn’t have a fiction-writing literary scene. It didn’t even have a writing group. So I decided to create one in an effort to meet people who were as passionate about the written word as I was, and hence, ‘Rock Writers’ was borne.
I connected with great local writers, created author events and writing competitions in order to help others achieve their goals. I made meaningful connections, not only with aspiring writers but with best-selling novelists, publishers and editors in the UK.
Goals and achievements.
I published my first book after more than a year of solid research and writing.
One year after its publication The Last Gift reached bestseller rank in a few Historical Fiction categories. My initial target was to sell 100 books in one year, (a target I thought was impossible and just a ‘never gonna happen‘ pipe dream.)
Instead, I ended up achieving thousands of sales, and some great feedback from media and readers.
I couldn’t have been happier than when my physical paperbacks were deposited in the major universities and libraries.
So some dreams are possible right?
Even those dreamt on a little Rock.
My focus in helping others.
Today I continue to lend my knowledge to aspiring authors. I guide. I listen. I teach them what I’ve learned and how I did it.
I love seeing new writers discover their potential. I know how tough it is to stand out in a crowd and struggle to have your work appreciated. It often feels like everyone is fighting for that same sweet spot.
If you’re interested in writing a fiction novel and learning more about the services I offer, you can start here, myhistoricalfictionnovel.com
What is success?
When I am asked about success, I believe that each of us measures success in our own way. For me it’s not about winning or that number one spot, or even how many sales I can achieve. (As nice as these things are.)
It’s more about the scary unknown journey and the strength that you somehow discover that keeps you going. The way you carried hope around like a pocket charm, clutching on to it tightly when self-doubt weighed you down.
My success was about saying “Nah, I’m not going to give up. even though I want to.”
It’s about what kind of person your journey has made you become.
Get in touch.
I’m always happy to have a genuine email fired into my inbox. I talk a lot about writing every day. (Otherwise it’s just going to be about the laundry pile-up, or the weather, right?)
Drop me a line and tell me your dreams.