Welcome to my online journal. I write about my journey and what I discover along the way. I am spending all of my free time writing consequently the blog will talk about it a lot. I am not writing this blog for writers just wanted to get that out of the way.
Now I want to give a shout out to Simon Whistler at The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast (rsp). I followed his tutorial on creating my website and despite all the changes that made me want to pull my hair out, I did it. So a great big thank you goes out to Simon. Thank you Simon!
I have been writing since I was a child, but at the grand old age of eighteen I told my dad I wanted to be a writer. He was not nice about telling me no. I could do anything else, but I could not write. Well I could write just not pay the bills. So I did something else, but I can still see myself laying across the bed with a pencil and tablet long after I had said goodbye to eighteen. Great times and good stories that I enjoyed writing and reading.
Fast forward to 2014 when I realized that I had a chance to live my dream. I listened to so many different people tell me how I could write something and put it up on Kindle. It was an exciting thought, but the things they were writing bothered me. I did not want to write about how to build a deck or the best flowers to plant. To be honest I had no interest in either of those subjects. So although I dreamed I did nothing, simply because it seemed rather shady to me.
Then I learned about people who were actually writing great stories, the kind I love to read and again I was excited. That’s how my journey started. I just needed a book then I could upload it and everything would be great, right? Wrong. Editor? Who needs an editor? I do! Book covers cost what?!?
Writing has been a revelation, but I love it. Hence the website and everything else I do to keep writing. The things I mention are just the top of the iceberg so if you want to write do it. Everything else falls into place as you get there. If your a writer on an extremely tight budget write anyway.
Why? Because if you wait until your solvent or your world is going better, there’s a big chance that you will never write.
So yes all you need is a book. You have to start somewhere.