I want to document the journey of writing my book. It may never come to anything, but if it did, I want to be able to look back at my starting point: at sixteen year old me starting my dreams. Chapter One is finished, and even though it isn't much, I am proud of it.
I attended a Blogger Event at Walker Books at the weekend, and it really inspired me to continue writing my novel. Listening to authors talking about their upcoming releases, my dream really hit home. This is exactly what I want to do- writing is my passion, and I want to do it for a living. Holding my book in my hand, however long it takes- will make me complete.
Some people may think I am making a big thing about nothing, but the first chapter has been written. I have my characters and a plot outline with a few minor gaps that I am slowly filling. Knowing where my story needed to start, a burning feeling inside of me forced me to sit down, and get this chapter out on the page.
I remember reading something online a while ago, but I can't remember who actually wrote it- it really stuck with me, storing itself in my head until this blog post had been written. It said something along the lines of: 'Don't be an 'aspiring' writer, or you will never get anywhere. You are a writer- which makes you one step closer to achieving your dreams.' This really embedded in my heart, and made sense to me.
I am sixteen years old, and I am a writer.
I want to make my dream a reality.