When I first started writing, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. 8 reams of paper, 14 cartridges of black ink, 1 expensive editor, 3 really good friends, and two and a half years later, I think I might be getting close to having my first completed novel.
Some of my greatest challenges have come from the fact that I'm dyslexic - which translates into very poor tying skills (like my brain thinks I'm typing a "j" and my hands hit "f" instead.) It's also very difficult because I can't spot most typos. Lucky for me, my very good friends, Ann N., Christa W., and Mike K., are very patient.