So I’m in a bit of a weird mindset today, thinking about the future, about what I want, about growing my business as a published author. I want this to be my life. Forever. I want to write full-time. I want to spend my years creating stories and characters and making readers laugh and cry and both love and hate me simultaneously.
It got me thinking about how I want to grow as a writer. I’ve been writing my entire life. I wrote stories when I was in primary school, high school, throughout university and beyond. My first book was published last year in September 2019 when I was 27 years old. It’s the first step in a long, long process to becoming a full-time author.
There are so many writers out there. So many aspiring authors. There isn’t one trick. One way to success. One published book and that’s it, you’ve made it. It’s a long, hard process. But it’s my dream, and I love it, so I persevere.
It got me thinking. For all those people out there who want to be a published writer, who are struggling to finish their novel, who are struggling for an idea, who believe they will never get published – I thought I would just lay down what I do to achieve my writing goals.
Perhaps it’s a little presumptuous of me. I’m not a bestselling author. I’m a baby, new to the world of published authors. But a lot of what you need to be a successful authors comes from within, and I think it’s important to know that. You’ll have probably heard these tips before but… they’re true for a reason. And they do work! I’m living proof.
So read on to find out how I get my novels finished and how I got myself published.