I had a friend who was lodging with me at the time, and who was interested in my idea. So, working in a four-page format I would write a chapter and slide it underneath his bedroom door. Very often getting feedback on how the story was unfolding, which I have to say must have been very difficult to understand at times because as I have edited many of my first drafts I now know how mixed up they can be, often with sentences missing where my fingers did not keep up with my imagination. It was that positive feedback though, that kept me going.