Whatever you dream of doing, I hope you don’t wait as long as I did to give it a try.
Ever since I learned how to form letters on paper, I’ve loved to write. Unfortunately, I let fear smother my dream of writing professionally. Instead, I journaled my way through the next forty years.
Everything changed when I went to a Christmas party in 2007. That’s when I made a commitment—to a total stranger—to take just one concrete action to pursue my dream. A month later I joined a local writers group. Encouraged by fellow writers, I honed my skills and started submitting my work for publication. National, regional, and online magazines began publishing my non-fiction articles. That led to my first book, released in 2012. My second book followed two years later.
Now that I’m learning to give new things a shot, I’m working on my first novel. I’ll let you know what happens.
I wish you the best on your journey. If you’d like to learn more about mine, click here.
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