My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.
No I haven't written a book.
I've started a class at Futurelearn called Start Writing Fiction.
Like many readers, I have a secret desire to write (don't tell anybody), but have never shared anything publicly. Then we had an assignment and I wrote a snippet to start off a story, inspired by a phrase I said on a message here on Booklikes. Part of the assignment is to review three samples from other students.
I've had two reviews on mine so far and they glowed!
Now I'm not going to get terribly excited. These are other students who will be well disposed to any fellow students taking the course. But it's a nice feeling. They had nothing but good things to say and wanted to read more. :)