I spent two months on the first draft, working 8 hours a day, five days a week.
Working Months Week
The principles upon which a safety lamp might be constructed I stated to several persons long before Sir Humphrey Davy came into this part of the country.
I Constructed Several
I've been reading horror since I was five years old.
I Years Been
I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work, and I didn't stop until she got home.
I Went Computer
Actually, the 14 novels were written over a period of just over 6 years.
Were Novels Over
In the first year, 1988, I wrote and sold 3 novels.
I'm a fan of short horror fiction... in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety... but I have a hard time pulling it off myself.
Horror Hard Pulling
The rage for railroads is so great that many will be laid in parts where they will not pay.
I am glad to learn that the Parliament Bill has been passed for the Darlington Railway.
Glad I Passed
I am much obliged by the favourable sentiments you express towards me, and shall be happy if I can be of service in carrying into execution your plans.
Much Towards I
So, in effect, my first sale was actually two books.
First Sale Actually
So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing.
Novel Horror Started