I've seen the Road Trip Wednesday feature on YA Highway for ages now, but I never got around to participating. Well, that's going to change, starting now!
This week's topic:
What's your numero-uno reason for writing?
This photo sums it up:
I've loved to write since I was a small child, but never thought that I could be published. I told myself I wasn't strong enough to face the hard work to get published, and then the criticism that comes once you are published. Well, about two years ago I told that little voice (fear, of course) to take a hike. I'd rather go through the experience of not getting published and have it not happen, then just sit back and dream about it. I've overcome a lot of fears since I started on this journey, and I know that as I progress towards being a published author, I will only continue to slay fears like some sort of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fear slayer.
I really admire anyone who chases after their dream, be it to be a writer or open a restaurant. Even if you fail, you don't have that "what-if" question anymore. Life is too short to be afraid of your dreams, no matter how big or small they may be.