2019 is the year that I conquer my fears about my writing and my blog. This is the year I take the leap and publish my first book. I’ve been too afraid in the past of exposing my writing. Starting a blog was the first step towards conquering the fear but then I was afraid to talk about my past and my mental health. Then I conquered that.
As I have evolved with my writing about my mental health over the past 3 1/2 years I now am faced with my creative writing. How will it be received? Will I succeed? Then there are the technical. How do I even go about publishing? I can publish on Amazon but what does that really look like? Will it get me anywhere?
I’ve struggled with these questions for the past several years. I started my first novel in 2006 while I was pregnant with my second child. I still haven’t finished that one.
But since blogging, I have learned so much. I have gained more confidence in my writing. I have already been conquering several fears around my ability to write as well as learning just how creative I can be within my writing.
That first novel I started back in 2006 still isn’t ready for public viewing. It is the most personal fictional story I’ve written – and I am still writing it. However, I have written other stories that I’m very proud of. I have even delved into writing poetry. That’s not something I ever thought I’d see myself write.
Conquering these fears about my writing have helped tremendously with my confidence in myself and my abilities. But it has been the technical and financial side of it that has caused me to not take the leap forward with my work.
Therefore, it is my goal for 2019 to finally tackle these fears of mine and move forward with publishing my first book. It isn’t finished yet but I am giving myself a deadline of June, 2019. I feel like this will be plenty of time to conquer my fears and actually finish what I started.
As to what kind of book its going to be, I am torn between two different ones. I have been asked by readers to write a book about my mental health journey. I want to write that book but I am not familiar with the semantics so this one needs more work.
The second, of course, to those who have read my writing, won’t be surprised by this: The second is going to be supernatural fiction. Actually it will be a collection of short stories centered around two sisters. I have already posted two of those stories here on the blog.
Due to WordPress’s new format for putting links in I cannot put them here so just check under the tab Writing then Short Stories.
Anyway, Thanks all for reading. This is a short post because honestly, I have lost my concentration. See you all next week.
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