This is a guest post by author Travis Rainey
Growing up I heard a lot of thing. You’re going to fail, Why even bother, and my personal favorite, You cant do it.
For some time I actually believed it and became scared to try. In that same thought it also occurred to me that I was intelegent, out going, and anything I did I gave my all. So why could I not do anything I wanted?
My only curb at that point that kept me back was I am dyslexic.
I was encouraged by my wife and some of my family and friends to pursue writing. As I began I still felt discouraged until I reached out to an author whom I thought i would never hear back from.
When Stephen King got back and wrote to me about my concerns it was such a thrill, and I will never forget a paragraph he wrote.
“All that matters is the story. The editing will come later. Take your story and write it all down. Make sure it flows and at the end makes them want more or completes the story where they want to read it over and over. There will be errors but it is the story that matters.”
My wife had said the same statement.
With a new found optimism I wrote “Forevermore Memoirs of the Grim Reaper”.
I found a passion for writing, and with that a sequel is in the works along with many other works of fiction and non fiction that are in the que waiting to be finished
Never stop, always follow your dreams.