There’s been a book in my head for years, this constant storyline that keeps replaying when I get lost in my own thoughts. I even tried to write it once but I let work and other things get in the way. Now I’ve had some time on my hands and remembered how much I love writing, I’m thinking about re-visiting that storyline. Maybe getting back to writing.
It’s always been a dream of mine to write a book. I’ve always had this image in my head of being a published author. It’s the one constant thing I’ve always been drawn to but with work always taking precedent it’s something I’ve never gotten around to really doing.
I did once upon a time write a good chunk of a different book, and to this day have no idea what happened to all of that work. I think it’s on a old laptop (I keep them…) I’ll have to find a charger and go digging through old files and see if it’s actually still there. But it was a good 200 pages of a really rough unedited draft.
edit. I found it!! It was really really rough, and needs a lot of work to go anywhere but I did write it 7 years ago and I’m glad I found it. But 160 pages is a good place to start and I think I’m going to try and work with it. (It needs A LOT of work)
I suppose there’s a sense of anxiety surrounding this dream, you put all the work and effort into writing your WIP, and then what? What do you do if no one likes it? What happens if “insert scenario here?” is something that has always plagued creative endeavours.
They say if you want something hard enough, you’ll find a way to do it. So I’m writing this post to ask the obvious question to those of you in the same position.
What are you doing to make this a reality? What sacrifices have you made to turn a dream into a reality? Is it all worth it?
I’m sure one day I accomplish this dream, whether it’s now or in a short while, who knows? But I can’t go the rest of time without getting this book out of my head and onto some sort of page.
For all of you with a #WIP. I’m sending you all the luck I can muster. Congratulations on making a start on achieving your dreams. I might be with you soon.
Take care, stay safe.
James. aka Anothermaleblogger.