I hope this OLDIE BUT GOODIE from blog inspires you today!
Chances are, if you dream about being a writer, you either loved to read as a child or are a natural storyteller! What a wonderful imagination you probably have!
As you take steps to make your dreams come true, let me encourage you. I started out knowing NOTHING about the field of writing. I didn’t know about writers’ conferences, critique groups, market guides, publishing houses, agents, queries or book proposals. I didn’t even know how to type a manuscript in its proper format. I didn’t even know the word “submissions” meant to send something to an editor–I just typed up my story and mailed it to the first magazine that came to mind!
Yet, little by little, step by step I moved forward in pursuit of my dreams of one day being a published author. And now I am! With over 70 books published in houses big and small, I am a full-time writer landing 3-4 new book contracts every year for the last ten years.
Often when I speak at a local writer’s event, someone says, “Well, you can land a book contract because you’re already established.” I try to remind them that I started at square one, just like most of us do.
So, be encouraged! Take heart! Put on your writer’s hat and sit down at your computer. Fasten on your seatbelt until you actually type at least one page of new material today on your manuscript. Step by step, day by day, you can work towards making your dreams come true!