My foray into serious writing began with a poem. A simple dedication of love.
At the time I was also interested in making music. A friend gave me a tip: anything you write, you can sing, you only need a guitar. I taught myself a few basic chords, took a poem and converted it into my first song.
Since then I have written hundreds of lyrics. Many of them became songs, but many didn't. The writing of lyrics became my passion. I found putting them to music as the best way to express my writing. However, the writing, much more than the music, was my focus. Music was just a tool to convey the words. At some stage I decided to go a step further and write a musical.
I made several attempts at writing it, but it never came together. The story behind the musical, though, stayed with me.
About four years ago I decided to take the plunge and write something more substantial than a lyric. I decided to write a novel.
I was used to writing very short and concise pieces, usually to depict or describe a single event or emotion. Writing an entire book seemed daunting. It required so many words. I started with a few ideas. In the end the pull of the story behind the musical was the strongest. It wouldn't let me go.
It became my first novel. Then I published it. That's a whole other story...
LORELESS is available in PAPERBACK AND EBOOK. You can find it on AMAZON, iBOOKS, NOOK and many more, or order it at your local bookshop.
COMPLICATED BLUE and THE PROMPTUARY, a series which takes an alternative fantasy viewpoint on the world of witches, has joined LORELESS in stores. Samples of the novels are on Wattpad. Full version here: http://pjwhittlesea.com
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