Writing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I still recall writing weird little stories during school. And the pride I felt afterward, while making everyone I knew read it. It was great.
That confidence and pride than has since waned. Am I good enough? Why would anyone care what I write? Is my voice even worth being heard? Am I just one in a million voices that will quickly be discarded? These questions and many more constantly swirl around my mind.
Even with the fear and insecurity I write. Why shouldn’t my voice be heard too? I have something to say. Maybe that’s a bad reason but even if no one listens or even reads what I had to say, at least I tried. I can die knowing that in my life I made an attempt. I didn’t stay quiet.
Maybe what I write about is meaningless, maybe what everyone writes is meaningless. That is very possible, but I’m going to keep doing it.
Because I keep at writing I have now accomplished my dream of writing and publishing a novel and also starting a blog. It took multiple attempts for both but I did it.
The novel that I wrote was difficult. It’s different creating and writing a fictional world. Dialogue is never easy, I mean how do you make it interesting? So much easier than it looks. Tip to people writing their first books: Promote NOW!! Don’t wait till after it’s published. It is very hard work to get people to buy your writing if you are unknown. If you are interested in checking out my book Tetrahedron you can find it here.
This blog you are on has taken a lot of work and I am nowhere near finished it making it the best I can. I only hope you will stick around to see it become something more. I’m also always looking for subjects to write about. I want to post things my readers will love.
Anyway it’s International Author’s day and I just wanted to say have a happy one. To all the writers/authors out there (bloggers included) keep writing. It’s difficult and some days make us want to scream, but I actually believe that writing can change the world.
Happy International Author’s day.