First time's a charm! Or at least it was for these women, who hit a home run with their first attempts at writing a novel. November is National Novel Writing Month, which motivates many would-be writers to get crackin' on their maiden masterpiece. But many aspiring novelists are stuck in a rut — worried about their first work being a dud. So if you're in need of some inspiration, check out successful tales by novel-writing newbies. They may give you that kick in the pants you needed to put pen to paper!
13 Successful First Novels by Female Writers