This is a guest post by Gina Conroy, author of “Release the Novel in You“.
Gina has been in love with the written word since the day she received her first diary in the second grade because it has the power to touch, stir, and reach from the depths of one soul to another. Gina’s published mystery novels include Cherry Blossom Capers Digging Up Death.
Her passion is to inspire others to write their story and she teaches novel and memoir writing to kids, teens, and adults. In addition to teaching writing classes online and at conferences, she co-hosts the Teen Writers Publish podcast on iTunes for teens of all ages.Gina Conroy
There’s no denying it! Everyone knows you’re a serious reader. You devour book after book, trying to appease your appetite. But you’re never satisfied. That’s because you harbor a deep secret few people know about. Buried deep in your soul, you have a story you want to write, but something is holding you back. It’s time you release the writer in you and set your story free. Here are 3 reasons why now is the perfect time to write your story.
Anyone can write and publish a book
As long as you have something to say you can write a book. You may not know how to write a book, but that can be learned. First, decide what you want to say, then how you will say it. Next, find the tools you need to write, edit, and publish your book. Just make sure you learn the craft and do the work (or hire an editor) to make your book the best it can be.
Writing your book has never been easier
Everywhere you look someone seems to have a website or program designed to help you write your story. The problem isn’t finding the information to help you write your novel, the problem is finding the right one for you. Don’t let that stop you. Keep searching until you find the one that works for you. You may even want to try this to help you get started.
Don’t live with regrets
You will never know if you can write a book if you don’t try. I know what you’re thinking now (because all authors think it.) What if it’s terrible? But what if it’s not? And what if you sold it? No matter if your book ends up buried in your hard drive or on a shelf at the book story, there is power in finishing something. Think about what finishing your first book might do for you? It can fuel you to finish the second and the third. So the big question you should be asking, “what if I don’t write that book?”
If you want to write your story and haven’t, you’re probably scared and unsure, after all, you’re just a reader. But do you know being a reader gives you a natural insight into storytelling? Don’t get to the end of your life wishing you had written a book. Don’t live with the unanswered questions, “what if I wrote that book?” There’s no better time to write your book than right now. So what are you waiting for?