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Teaching Tori - One year on...

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A year ago, I secretly published my novel "Teaching Tori".
After clicking 'publish' on the Amazon interface, I didn't tell anyone for a week (apart from my husband and my daughter).
Would I do this again for my second novel? What have I learned over this past year?


Writing came to me by accident. It isn't something I've always wanted to do, and it isn't something that I have to do, unlike other writers who feel like part of them is missing when they don't write.
So when I started writing, it was all very new and personal to me.
Only my closest family members and a couple of friends knew about this new hobby of mine. In hindsight, it seems a bit strange to be secretive about it, but at the time, I didn't have the confidence in my writing nor the desire to tell people about it.
So clicking 'publish' on that day a year ago wasn't only about finally achieving what I had worked so hard for, it was also about 'coming out' as a wr…