I started typing the story when I acquired a personal laptop. I was about mid-way into the story then. Sometimes, I would wake up in the morning and go straight to the laptop to type; I would type a few more before I go to sleep... Eventually I typed all 62,400 words of the novel with these my fingers! ***staring at my fingers***
I've lost track of the timeline, but it was done within a period of 1yr or so.
I had a story which wasn't about a distant land where snow falls and children made snow man or a distant past when maidens danced breast-bare in the market place. It was a story one could see driving or walking round Port Harcourt.
So, when I learnt the Rivers State Ministry of Education had approved my story for their students in the senior secondary, I was glad many of those students would now read a story they can relate well with.
And I'm still awed those words I scribbled on those papers in those years came alive to be relevant today. I pray they inspire someone to tell their story.