The Start of Becoming

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”
— Virginia Woolf
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Here we are to begin and oh what an adventure may be in store. For those of you who find success in the mysterious world of social media and blogging I tip my hat to you. But never say I won’t try.

To give you some background, I’m an aspiring author. One of the millions you might say. We all dream of it; to show our stories to the world. To have people drawn to them. To love them as we love them. I learned in the two years of working on my first manuscript that perseverance is key, coupled with a vivid imagination and peek organizational skills.

Two years ago I decided to go down this unpredictable path. After some attempts at trying to get into law schools or the medical field I realized that, while interesting careers, they weren’t holding me. I have a variety of things I’m more than willing to learn about but nothing that I actually wanted to do the rest of my life.

Somewhere in the back of my mind I always knew I’d be a writer. I displayed all the usual symptoms since I was a child. My sister still has a sequel to the Cinderella story I writ for her when I was eight. At ages fourteen and sixteen, I myself (with my mom as my editor) penned two plays which I directed for our local church. And of course, the ever classic sign, my favorite subject in school was (can you guess it) English.

It’s clear to see I love what I do.

But to make it my career?

I have to admit, it’s kind of scary. And I’m sure most people who decide to enter the world of entertainment feel the same. We’re creative people with open minds. Many of us have the ability to learn nearly anything. We could be doctors, lawyers, or run companies of our own but that ache to do what we love can overpower the sensible.

Am I taking a risk? Maybe.

But honestly, it’s one I’m willing take. With that said, I’m glad you’re here to share in my little adventure. There may be some laughs, possibly some tears. If anything, I hope you’ll be entertained.

So welcome. And remember:

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”

Chinese Proverb

1 thought on “The Start of Becoming”

  1. I wish you all the patience in the world, as that seems to be a requisite, but if you indeed have the imagination and the ability to think sideways, you’re halfway there. One thing I have discovered over the past couple of years (along with the Oxford comma and undesirability of adverbs) is that however well I write it is all pointless without a story behind it – the part of the process I find most difficult to produce. Good luck in your bold venture.

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