Or, how I became a novelist by not romanticizing it at all
Oh Jamie. This hit home. In the past two months I have been denied two big positions that could’ve been life changing. After the dust of disappointment settled, I realized that I had been chasing someone else’s dream. I didn’t want any of it. Not the money, the impressive title and especially not the drama and lifestyle that would come with it. I had lost sight of my real dreams - ones that I shaped with your advice to think about who I’d like to be in ten or twenty years. A big part of that dream is to finally write. It has never felt like “the right time” for me and your words rang all too true. I woke up this morning energized. I have a renewed focus and after a short lived start on Substack, I’m going to give it another go in a new direction. Documenting my journey to my dream destination. Thank you for inspiring me.
Can’t wait to read MCE!!
Dang, girl, this is so refreshing 👏👏👏 I can’t wait to read MCE!!!
Jamie! I’m placing my order now! I can’t wait to read it!! You are giving me courage to just do it too!
"For some people, writing a novel doesn’t require them to turn the tide of twenty years of doubt and limited thinking, but for me it did." I think you're speaking for the majority of authors with this statement! I certainly can relate to your journey. I was 42 when my first book came out. And I don't think the self-doubt ever really goes away. Does it?