I have been a writer since the moment I learned to understand the written word. Whether it was my diary, adolescent poetry, short stories, technical papers or blog posts, I have written more than I care to remember. I have always assumed that someday I would sit down and actually write a book (or twelve). Unfortunately, life has gotten in the way or more accurately I have allowed life to get in the way of that goal.
Writing of any kind has always come easy to me. The written word has been my constant friend and companion for all of my life. I have won awards and been given jobs based solely on my ability to write. I have broken hearts and healed them with my ability to write and yet, I am afraid. I can’t imagine why I would fail at this endeavor but it still scares the living hell out of me to officially start this book.
I have told myself that I am too busy or that there just isn’t time to make it priority. The truth is that I have put it off out of fear. I have been paralyzed by the fear that when all is said and done, I simply don’t have it in me to come up with a story out of thin air from beginning to end. Today, I put that fear away and officially started the outline for my first ever full length book, “Guardians – The Awakening.” As of today, I am officially writing a book. I don’t know if it will good, bad or indifferent but it will be mine.