Can you believe there’s only five more of these to go? It’s amazing how quickly time passes when you start to keep track of it. And as of this writing, there are twenty-two thousand words written, enough to equal a small novella. Just to show you how quickly even two hundred and fifty words can add up.
The biggest thing I hope I’ve imparted upon you guys as you’ve come with me is to write! It doesn’t matter what you write, it doesn’t matter how, if you want to be successful as an author, you have to work to perfect your craft. And the only way you’re going to do that is to write.
I myself am someone who never took the time to write his thoughts down when he was young, and I regret it now. I think of all the fun I used to have with my own imagination, and yet, I never wrote one iota of the ideas I had. It wasn’t until I was an adult when I had nothing else to stave off boredom, that I found what I had been missing.
For all that I hate being hurt, and unable to do the job I once did, I wouldn’t change this period of my life. Like every other experience in it, I’ve found that being an author has enriched my existence in a way that words can’t express. And that’s powerful to me, knowing I have a better connection with myself because of my writing.
Even if Amazon didn’t have their service, and I hadn’t found a wonderful independent publisher that strives to do all they can to help other creators publish their works, I would still be writing. My stories have helped me come to peace with aspects of myself that I grappled with for years. It only helps more with each story I write.