I don’t know about you but I’ve always wanted to write a book. From being a young child I used to escape inside a book, and I remember my English teacher saying I’d read the tomato sauce bottle if I couldn’t find anything else to read. I’m passionate about books.
The older I got, the less my dream seemed practical. Whilst I love to write I honestly don’t think I’m a good enough writer to enter the fiction field. I have plenty of ideas, half started projects, but none of them give me reason to believe anyone else would want to read them.
I guess I find it easier to write about what I know, and I really don’t think my life to date would be worthy of a book. However, it does mean that I have been able to write books about the things I know and to share that knowledge with others. Judging by some of the reviews I’ve received I’m doing a good job of that.
One of my newest authors has just released her first fiction book. She’s been writing the book for years, and only finally found the courage to share it with others. I admire her pluck and spirit.
Putting your work out there for others to read and comment on, and sometimes criticise, is not easy. Your book, be it fiction or fact, is often your baby, and letting others share that is hard to do.
So when you’re trying to decide whether you want to be a fact or fiction writer ask yourself where your passion lies. It’s much easier to write about something you feel passionate about.
I also think that it’s a lot easier to write about something you know as well.
Whichever path you decide to take, go for it. It’s an unbelievable feeling seeing your book for sale in print, and beyond wonderful when you receive the positive reviews. Several authors have told me it was their dream to publish their own book and I am truly honoured to have been allowed to share that journey with them.
I look forward to sharing many more authors journeys, who knows, you might even be one of them!read more