New Beginnings

One of my favorite things about writing is that there is always a new story to tell. There are always new worlds to explore, new characters to journey with. You’re never truly done, because there is always more to do.

I’ve started a new story. This is both wonderful and terrifying. Wonderful because I love this world. I love these characters and I can’t wait to tell their story. Terrifying because in this business there are no guarantees. I could spend a year or more working on this story, and the market may shift. Another book just like it might come out. There is no way to know if this book will ever sell.

New beginnings are all about faith. That first step, that wonderful, terrifying step into the fog, is an act of faith. You never know where the journey might lead you. Should I have written that idea instead of this one? Should I have started somewhere different? Will anyone ever read this? Am I wasting my time?

I don’t think you can ever answer these questions. The questions you can answer are: Am I passionate about this story? Will I see it through to the end? Am I okay if no one ever reads it? Am I stretching myself? Is there anything else I would rather do?

It’s the answers to these questions that are really important. It’s the answers to these questions which really determine if that first step is worth taking. And for me it is. Now and always.

I want to be the person that tries, even if that means I will fail.

So, those are just a few thoughts I’ve had while starting my new novel 🙂

3078 / 70000 words. 4% done!
Oh, you want to know what the new project is about? I’ll give you a hint:

As I’m learning more and more about protecting the copyright of other creatives, and I have so much respect for DC Comics, I’ve taken the picture down. But you can find it here: http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/files/2010/02/flsv2_6pp_prev-4-copy.jpg
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New Beginnings

2 thoughts on “New Beginnings

  1. It’s always so exciting to begin something new, but I totally get those nagging doubts and questions. I find it hard not to think too much about market — yet I agree that the important things are passion, and challenging ourselves, and growing, and trying.

  2. I agree. Starting a new story is amazing, but stressing. It’s one of my favorite parts, well, there’s lots of favorite parts, but I love the pull of a new story. The characters demanding to be heard. It’s wonderful (except when they nag so much they keep you awake). I wish you the best of luck with it!

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