If only writing were as easy as reading. Have started Coastliners by Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat. Good story, interesting setting, descriptive without being too descriptive - you know when the author describes so much that the images in your head are constantly being challenged?
Someone said though- was it Stephen King?- that to be a writer you must be a reader so I guess I have a start. But I have two of the four difficulties described by Dorothea Brande. I am an "occasional writer" who "at wearisomely long intervals" comes up with something good which is as she says "hardly enough to satisfy either body or spirit" and I am also an "uneven" writer who sometimes writes a story so "drily and sparely that all its virtues are lost". So I have a lot of work to do.