Having spent 2-3 long years writing, re-writing and editing my debut novel, the humor-driven fantasy epic ‘The Occasionally Disgusting Adventures of Brian and Sprig’ I (like most virgin writers) was much aggrieved when I was'nt instantly snatched up by some uber-powerful publisher and turned into the next ‘J.K. Rowling’. Writing a book the way you want to juxtaposed with how you think the publishing world wants to see your work is a tricky one. In the end I decided to just write the way I wanted to write and not the way I 'hoped' a publisher would want me to write. Like many of us fledgling writers I thought I’d written a unique, witty and original piece. Unfortunately it didn’t suit any prospective agents and/or publishers. Happily for me self-publishing allowed to me to get into print and I’m suitably proud of my 1st work. I am currently working on my sequel, and whether or not anybody reads it is almost beside the point. My story is out there and I feel all the better for it.