The A to Z challenge is a challenge in which bloggers post every day during the entire month, and each day has a post starting with a different letter of the alphabet. The first day, the post features “A”, the second day “B”, and so on. It’s much better explained on the Blogging from A to Z website, so I’ll just refer you there.
I started writing thanks to a book about vampires. It was titled “In The Forests of the Night”, and written by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, who was still in her teens when she wrote it. I loved that book. First time I read it, I had brought it from the library, and I devoured it twenty times over the course of one week.
No. I’m not kidding. Twenty times.
And then, I borrowed it from the library again, and read it another twenty times. But I could never seem to find it in the book store, although I wanted to buy it more than anything else.
Several years later, I went to a giant book fair in Antwerp, and I found it there. I bought the book right away (duh!). Since then, I must’ve read it like fifty times.
So, that’s about a hundred times total. That’s how obsessed I am. And you know what? I still love it. Every time I read it, I fall in love with the characters all over again.
But then I bought the sequel, one of my first online purchases, and…well, to say it was dissapointing would be the understatement of the year.
But long story short, that’s how vampires made me want to become an author.