Just do it

Writing is like many things in life. Sometimes it takes a long time before something becomes an actuality. It is often not the time spent doing it but the time spent not doing it that causes that. Many times we think about doing something for so long that we could have had it done many times over before we even start.

It took me many years before I took the step and actually wrote my first book. I am glad I did. If I had written a book for every year that I said that I wanted to there would be a lot of books by now. There are many things in life that can be like that. If there is something that you have
always wanted to do find a way and just do it.

Life is far too short. Make a start on what ever your dream is. It is always the starting that is the hardest. Imagine the satisfaction of finally achieving that long desired goal.

You can do it

Jocelyn

Why I wrote my first novel

Welcome to my author site. I wrote my first novel in 2009. It was a great adventure. All my life up until then I had said that one day I will write a book. Now by that I meant a fiction book. Not that non fiction books aren’t books but fiction was the defining word in my ‘I will write a book’ concept.

If I had known how much fun it would be perhaps I would have started earlier in my life. However, like many things in life I needed something to precipitate me into writing. That something was an event known as Nanowrimo. That is National novel writing month. The idea is to see if one can write at least 50,000 words of a novel in the month of November.

That was the fun bit. The real work comes later. Yes all books require some editing. That to me was where the real work came in. None the less I have written three books since then so perhaps the fun of writing outweighs the work of editing.

If anyone out there has a desire to write something my word to you is start. You never know you might just find it fun.

Jocelyn