Origin Story: My First Novel

Stack of Books: The Marriage Pact by M.J. PullenOver on The Draft House page today, I wrote about the struggle to write my first novel, the amazing support I got from my family, and how my biggest obstacle to success turned out to be… me.

When I started my first novel, THE MARRIAGE PACT, in 2010 (or, I should say, when I started the first novel I actually completed) I had been tinkering with writing for years. There were probably six beginnings of novels on my hard drive in which I’d begun a draft, made it 20,000 or even 45,000 words in, and then abandoned the effort for any of the following reasons…

Read on at The Draft House blog.

MJ Pullen

M.J. Pullen is a distracted writer and the mom of two boys in Roswell, Georgia, where she is absolutely late for something important right now. Her books include quirky romantic comedies and playful women's fiction. She blogs erratically with writing advice, random observations, and reflections on raising very loud kids and dogs. Join her Distracted Readers newsletter list for updates, free content, giveaways and more.

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