I just wanted to share a few things with you about how I started out on my journey. I had all the doubts filling my head.
‘What are you doing?’
‘Don’t be stupid,"
‘You will make a fool of yourself,"
The voices go on and on, ignoring them is my advice. When the other voice screams louder, the one that wants you to do what is in your heart you must listen. I did and I don’t regret a thing.
I scrolled through other writers/authors online to get an idea of how it all worked. The professional-looking blogs, twitter, Facebook pages made me think I was out of my mind and I should just quit now. If I just put it aside and quietly pretended it never happened, I could save myself from falling. Only it wouldn’t have been the right thing to do because I wanted to do it. The story would still be there crying out to be written. I was still feeling like a fish out of water, completely terrified but I ran with it anyway and jumped right into that pond. I continued with my plan and I won’t lie it was a roller coster ride. I would be excited and longing to get it finished one day and doubting everything the next.
So many times I almost talked myself out of it.
However, I am proud of what I have done so far but I know I still have a lot to learn, you got to start somewhere, right? I can only hope that in time I become better, braver and wake up one morning without Mrs doubt whispering in my ear. That said, if something doesn’t fill you with a little fear you have to ask yourself if it’s worth doing?
When you finish the journey and you haven’t been smashed into a million pieces and you have achieved your goal, it’s a Mission accomplished. You have faced those demons and defeating them will give you the most satisfaction. I am grateful to everyone who takes the time to give my books a chance even if it turns out not to be for them. The world would be a boring place if we all like the same things and there was no variety, giving us topics to discuss.
The point of this post is my way of saying just go for it. If you have something you feel passionate about don’t let others hold you back, or even just the fear of what people might say. You will find those that will love what you do and support you, and those are the people you focus on. Let them be your strength to be all you can be. You might just surprise yourself and in the long run you will be much happier that you were brave enough, strong enough to do it.
Be Brave. Be Strong. Be your own rock star.
Be YOU! :)