The first step to writing was accepting the fact that everything I thought I knew, which was apparently equivalent to nothing, was wrong. The truth is that writing is and always was a passion of mine. However, the fantasy that the passion for writing created in my mind was that it was as simple as knowing the ABC’s. In reality writing, whether it be professionally or merely to use day-to-day, is truthfully difficult when ones thought process is altered into these form of words. I wrote and wrote for hours and essentially days. Often times only to delete my work and start over. After completing the beginning part of my journey, by creating a plot in the form of a book, I realized the second part was the actual beginning. The real journey starts with phase two. Turning what I created into something that people will actually read. Writing a book means nothing if there isn’t anyone opening the cover. I wanted to create something that truly draws people in and keeps them in. In “The Rise of the Relique” readers will get to experience the many things typically left unexplored and void in plots similar to it’s own. There are a multitude of questions, variant forms of creatures, and lastly multiple main characters: to catch the eye of different genres. Reading is just the beginning, like writing, it takes an imagination. In “The Rise of the Relique” I explore every angle of my favorite fantasies and combined them. That’s when I learned my passion. I mixed up everything I thought I never knew to begin with and created something truly unique.