I can say it’s one of my passions.
I started writing years ago. I was a teenager. I could only write in French, my mother tongue, till I arrived in Ireland and started thinking, dreaming in English. And then talking better and better, imagining stories in a language I was learning to master. I started a blog and registered to a writer’s course. I then joined a writing group. It was fun.
Being a writer. Oh yes. It was a dream.
But dreams only come true if you do one step and then another one towards your dream. If you stay stuck in your armchair, waiting for a miracle to come, hiding your papers full of dark ink in your drawers, nothing will happen. And you’ll stay where you are, cursing the world, destiny, thinking your life sucks and you’ll spend the rest of your days full of regrets and thinking you’re a coward.
When I came back to France, it took me some time to be able to write stories again, in French. I opened a new blog. I started to look at the world around, a different way. People are my main source of inspiration. I try to guess what people think. I love to hear their confessions, to listen to their chatting around. I draft stories out of their lives. I talk about mine a little bit too. I am reading Anne Lamott. I am looking at nature, the sky and the trees and the flowers and kids playing and laughing and messing with mud. I am reading poetry.
I am writing a lot. Sometime it’s good. Sometime I don’t like much what I write. I keep writing. Recently, I decided it was time for me to stop procrastinating and give myself a chance.
Becoming a writer.
I am a writer. Every single person who is writing is a writer. I am not paid for it. This is the only difference between me and a published writer.
What’s with the published world that makes us so afraid to give it a go? Success starts when we make the effort to step out of our zone of comfort. Remember – nothing ever happens to people who remain stuck in their comfortable bubble.
So I decided it was time for me to try something different, to write and send my writing out to the world, to see how it goes. My friends and family support me. My blogging followers support me. I could say I have nothing to lose. I’d rather say I have everything to win!
How much do you love writing? Did you already write a book? Or are you working towards getting published too? One advice to share with the writers afraid of making it happen…
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