People say that everybody has a book in them. I certainly did, but it’s all right now because it is almost out.  Over the past three years I have managed to prise it out word by word, sentence by sentence.  This was no outpouring of thoughts and ideas, this was a long hard slog.

Unlike many people who do this, writing wasn’t a calling for me, I just had to do it because I had this story buzzing around in my head and it needed to be told.  I couldn’t bear English Literature  when I was at school, not when I could be busy exploring the brave new world of computers. I read though, I read a lot,  but I just didn’t see the point of dissecting and analysing what I read. The way I saw it,  either I liked it or I didn’t. Mostly I did. So for the last twenty or so years the languages I dealt in were simple ones; programming languages like C and Java with only a few verbs and a simple syntax and up until now they have served me well.

Three years ago however; my wife finally lost patience with me and told me to ‘stop talking about it and just bloody do it’  so I sat down on the 7:45 to London Waterloo (I do it in public) and started writing in English.  It has been and still is the hardest thing I have ever attempted to do.

When I’m not chasing round one and noughts for an investment bank in the City of London or writing my book, I’m a husband and a dad to two young girls.  If you go out late at night in the Surrey Hills you might see me and my mates out on our mountain bikes tearing up the darkness with our eerie white lights.  In the winter I like to go snowboarding, I like to ride fast but I always stay firmly fixed to the ground.

  1. petedenton says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award. Please check via this link: http://petedenton.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/liebster-blog-award/
    I look forward to reading more of your work!

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