It’s hard to believe that after about 10 years of effort Vague Pains is almost in print. Instead of developing my skills as an author by writing many different stories (like most sane writers) I just kept rewriting my first story. I knew this was the one I wanted to tell. By the time I got the the end, I would go back to the start and find things to improve. At times it was a very painful process, but at least it was a sign I was growing as a writer. I’m still growing as a writer (I hope!), but I finally feel that I was able to do justice to the story in my head. I can’t wait to see it in print.