About a year ago, I set off on a journey. One I never thought, in a million years that I would travel. Thanks to Amazon and the ease of publishing in this day and age, I have not only published one book but by tomorrow on March 25th, 2017, I will have published two books in a span in one year’s time. I see that as quite an accomplishment. Close to 800 pages in print and I’m still going. For years, I’ve had stories in my head that I would play out night after night. I’ve been an insomniac who could not turn her brain off my whole life. Instead of attempting to write, I read. I’ve always been an insatiable reader, as early as second and third grade, I remember that I could not wait to go to the library. Reading has always been my thing but I never once thought that I could write. Fear of failure probably played a big role. Fear that no one would like my story or stories. Fear that I wasn’t good enough to be a writer. Fear of putting myself out there for someone else to tear me down.
I’m here to tell you that nothing has been more freeing. Who cares if no one likes my book? I’m published for freakin’ sake! I wrote a book! Not one but I’m working on a series. Books are magical or in A Realm of the Otherworld Series, they are majical! Reading has the ability to take us from one plan of existence to another. Books are our therapy.
If there is one thing that I would like for you to take away from this post it is this, don’t let FEAR hold you back. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. We give in too easily to our fears and don’t strive for more. I encourage you to strive for more and be who you want to be!