Getting Started

I always thought I didn't have time to write...yet. I was busy going to college, raising four children and earning a living to pay for four college tuitions. Then one year I decided to give it a try. I read Stephen King's book on writing. I'd write 10 pages a day. Start in the morning after the kids were dropped at school and not stop until I'd reached the 10th page. If I finished early I'd treat myself to chocolate.  Strangely enough it worked. Defining my timestarted to create the discipline I needed. By the end of the year I'd written a 300+ page novel. It was crap, but hey--I did it and then stuffed it in a drawer.