Ever since I was a teenager, I have always wanted to write a book. Although still very young, I have lived through some very interesting events that I think would make an exciting base for a great adventure. However, I tend to procrastinate and I consistently told myself that I would get to writing my book one day. For about 10 years that day never arrived...until recently. As I approached an age that made me closer to 30 than 20-years-old, I quickly became anxiety ridden that my life only consisted of one thing, school. I have been in school for 21 years now and being a student has become my identity. I never thought that I could be more than that, but I am thankful for my sudden change of heart. Why not now? You can go to work, be a parent and/or spouse, have fun, and still write a book. Before I started the first chapter of my novel I did a ton of research on how to write a book. There was a wealth of information and I quickly became consumed with the thoughts of publishing and cover reveals and expanding my social media following. All the while I still did not start my book. After spending hours researching the best way to start a lightbulb went off. I just need to start the damn thing! So that is exactly what I did. I sat down on my back patio, three dogs and a kitty in tow, and I wrote. It took me about a month to finish my first chapter, but once I hit the period symbol after that last word I felt a rush of adrenaline. I was actually following through with it! So my advice to those who haven't started is to simply begin. Even if the story changes and you have to scratch the whole beginning, that's okay. Find a space that makes you calm and focused. Shut off your phone and turn off your computer's notifications. Distractions make for easy procrastination. You are capable of making your story and creation come to fruition, so just do it already!
Currently Reading The Outback Governess by Sarah Williams
I am a lover of the written word. This is my space to pursue my love of reading through book reviews and literary discussions with my fellow readers.