First steps

I didn’t know how hard it would be to sit down in front of a blank page, to start writing, not knowing if anyone would ever read a single word…or worse, thinking that if someone actually did find and read my stories, they would say things like “Wow. What a load of crap!”

Of course, there are much harder and scarier things out there. Like parachuting (which is not worth the risk, I mean, really not worth it). And actually, I have written fiction before (if  first chapters of a half-dozen unfinished novels count).  But I have never published or even posted anything in the cyberspace, for everyone to see and comment. Those first chapters of unfinished bestsellers are my personal treasures and secrets, my own fool’s gold.

But, you have to start sometime, somewhere, and for me it is today. Because I want to finish a novel, and because I want for others to read it. Because I want to get better at writing. Because I hope that in a multi-billion world there will be a few (a million?) that would one day close my book (or put down a Kindle) and say “Wow. What else did she write?” Now, that’s a dream worth the risk.


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11 responses to “First steps

  1. Jack Shiraz

    sounds great Ana. Good luck


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  3. Reading this gave me chills……. You have inspired me to write down my dreams on my blog. I’m so happy that you are starting to see your dreams materialize into reality! Good luck on your journey to become a best-selling author! My gut is telling me that you’ll get there…. 😉

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  5. Superb blog you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any
    message boards that cover the same topics talked about in this article?

    I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get
    suggestions from other experienced people that
    share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
    Many thanks!

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    • Thank you, Harris! I’m not a member of any boards, but there are boards on Kindle and CreateSpace with specific topics to help first-time authors to publish.

      Perhaps someone else can comment on this?


  6. I get your feeling when I was trying to get my first post done…last month. But I’m feeling great now ^^. Thanks for sharing.

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