I'm probably not alone as one who dabbles in writing their own fiction. Lately though, with the boom in e-readers and self publishing online, becoming a published author has become easier than ever.
Now that I work from home, trawling social media sites and marketing my wares, I've come to know this amazing community of independent authors on the web. It's really interesting, and makes that little dream we all have of becoming an author seem like a reachable goal.
With all that being at home in front of a computer as well, I've been able to start writing again (I don't think I'd spent much time at it since I was a teenager!), and I've thought about trying to casually (har har) put together a novel in my free time.
I've come accross a great article though, that has some really useful tips for those of us considering self-publishing:
Self Publishing a Book: 25 Things you Need to Know
I say 'casually' put together a novel in a way that I'm sure any published author would wrinkle their nose at. But that's ok. I don't need it to be good, it's just for fun... and could maybe turn into something more serious down the line...
...after all, that's how Coryographies started!