This post is part of ‘Michael J. Sullivan as featured author for an entire week’. During the week we will be having a number of posts by Michael. You can find the details here. There will also be a giveaway happening for Michael J. Sullivan’s Theft of Swords, which is the first book in the Riyria Revelations series. Details of the giveaway can be found here.
Now let’s move on to today’s post.
Most of us know Michael Sullivan creates great stories. They are stories that reel us in and never let go. We’ve been hooked for five books and are now eagerly waiting for the sixth and final one to complete a story which we started reading just a few years ago, but has been in the making for a long time.
The story he is telling us today is about his journey through the ups and downs of being an author. This has as much drama as any good book you can name. So without taking too much space here, let’s move onto Michael’s story:
Michael J. Sullivan – An Author’s Journey
Here is the true story of the first experience I can remember related to writing. I was young, maybe eight or nine, and was playing hide and seek at a friend’s house. In my friend’s basement I found a manual typewriter and actually put in a piece of paper and typed: It was a dark and stormy night and a shot rang out. At the time I thought that was the “classic novel start,” after all I had seen Snoopy using it, and I had no clue what a cliché was. My friend eventually found me and dragged me away to go outside to “alley pick” (looking through piles of junk that people had discarded) and I kept hoping to find a typewriter. Sometime later, maybe a few months, my mom had me cleaning out the front closet and in a small hard case I came across…you guessed it…a typewriter (it had been my sister’s but she hadn’t used it in years). I ferreted off to my room and from that point on I was transfixed.