Stephen King is a genius, but you knew that...

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A few years ago I wrote my first book. It was quite a process and once it was done I spent some time sending it out to agents, then gave it a rest while I wrote my second book.

Then, earlier this summer, I finally read Stephen King’s book On Writing, and decided to pull the dusty manuscript from my drawer (or just open it on my laptop, but the first description is way sexier). After a read and some editing I have decided to release her into the wild and self-publish.

Is it scary? Absolutely. Do I wonder if anyone will read and if those who do will think I’m a hack? Of course.

Then I asked myself what I had to lose, and said a hearty “fuck it,” because sometimes we all need to remember that life is short, art is subjective, and the only thing holding me back is my own stupid doubts…of which there are plenty.

“I have spent a good many years since―too many, I think―being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that's all.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Are you terrified to take a leap? I support you in screaming “why not” to the heavens and joining me in doing something scary. You can do it! I believe in you, and I want to hear about it so hit me up on the social medias.

In the meantime, if you haven’t read Mr. King’s book I highly suggest it. The man is amazing and his words were exactly what I needed as I wandered around the forest of my mind searching for the meaning in life and wondering how many cookies is too many cookies.

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