Blogger: Rachel Kent
Ever dream about writing a book but never given it a try? This blog’s for you. And it’s also for those of you who have an idea that you’re too scared or too busy to write. Whether you’ve published twenty books or never put a creative word down on paper, what’s keeping you from writing the book you’ve always dreamed about?
When I tell people I’m a literary agent, many of them say to me that they would like to write a book some day. It makes me wonder why they don’t just do it. If writing a book is one of your dreams, even if you do feel inadequate in some way, wouldn’t it be better to write it–even if it’s never published–than to never have written it at all?
So what keeps you from writing your manuscript? Is it a fear of:
putting the time and energy into something that might never go anywhere?
falling short of your expectations for the project?
not being as good at writing that type of story as someone else?
Or perhaps it’s not just fear that holds you back. Maybe it’s lack of motivation, laziness, or busyness.
Your story is unique to you, and it will be gone unless you write it.
I experience fears that hold me back, too. I don’t dream of writing a book, but I have other unfulfilled, scary-big dreams; so I understand where you all are coming from. Taking that one (possibly life-changing) step can be extremely difficult.
I’m a strong believer in pursuing dreams; if you have something you’ve dreamed about writing, I hope you will take the time to do so for your own fulfillment. I know you can do it. 🙂
Write one page a day and you will have a first draft done in a year or less!
If you have written a book, do you have any encouragement to offer to new writers?