I was a Science Major in college and so my mindset was very much one of if I did A and added B I’d get C result. Logical and sensible.
But then there was the artist side of me who wanted to create stories for people to read and enjoy. Step A.
The Type A side of me said, Get that book finished and published. Step B.
The dreamer in me said, Once it’s published, all will be as it should be. Uh, no, not Result C.
In fact, the result of chasing my dream of being published and having a career in publishing was never as logical and sensible and results oriented as the scientist in me wished. It’s been an up and down process and like many, sometimes I wondered why I continued writing.
After a lot of soul searching, the answer was always the same: I had to write because I couldn’t imagine not writing. I would never stop having stories in my head that I wanted to share with people because it’s in the sharing that they come alive.
So for all the aspiring authors and my published author friends, those are my words of wisdom for today.