As a young girl and through my twenties, I never really thought of myself as a writer, but I loooved books. I read anything I could get my hands on. Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Vampires. All over the board.
Then in my thirties, I started realizing that I was searching for more than just a good book to read/listen to. I had these stories in my mind that no one had written yet. I had a plot that I wanted to read about, but no book to read for it.
That began my passion for writing. I guess I had always had it in me, but never really thought if it as a real career goal.
But at thirty years old, I figured what the hell did I have to lose? Why not try?
At the time, I was into romance novels, so I started writing my first romance story.
It was one I had always wanted to read where a person got to see the future (sort of like A Christmas Carol with a romance twist) and then decide which to choose.
At first it was hard because I had never really written before and to be honest I was not that good at it, but I kept working at it and trying and pushing. Eventually after 3 years of off and on writing, I finished it.
That was just the beginning. I will admit that at the start, I doubted myself and figured it may be a waste of time, but then I’d tell myself that so many people have done it and will continue to do it and why not me. Why not me?
Now, I can’t stop writing. I wouldn’t want to try. It brings me such happiness to get the words out on paper. I have all these ideas and hopes and dreams and I am determine to get there and not let myself down.
But truly, I don’t write to get famous or make tons of money (Though some would be nice). I write because the stories in my head won’t go away unless I write them down and share them with the world.
Now it’s your turn. Why do you write??
Have a great day. Dare to Dream 🙂