Getting started in writing
Ready, Set, go!
The two questions that I get asked most often when I tell someone that I have written a novel are "How do you find the time to write?" and "How did you get started?" I am going to give you the short answers....
1. You make the time - because it's something you want to do. Need to do. I wake up most mornings at 5 a.m. and write- then I get dressed, drive the kids to school and race to work. It's a habit. Like brushing your teeth. You just commit to it for several days in a row and when you miss a day, you feel uneasy like you accidentally left your arm at home.
2. I had a friend (Kelly Morton Davies) give me a book entitled, The Call of the Writer's Craft: Writing and Selling the Book Within by Tom Bird. Read it cover to cover, bought a LARGE sketch pad, some G2 pens and just began.
If you ever thought of writing a book - NOW is the time! What's stopping you? Usually it's fear. Fear of failure or sometimes fear of success. Just do it. You only get one quarter in this life - use it!
See you next time,