I used to talk about writing a book and writing in general. When I used to talk about it, I was rather flippant and more or less joked about writing. It often came up in conversation when I would be telling someone a traveling adventure that I had or I would describe an eating experience that impressed me greatly. My audience would say you should write about that or write a book and I would answer in the affirmative but without any real commitment.
As of January 1st 2011, I put my fingers to the keyboard and I have been writing something daily on WordPress.com and Huffington Post ever since. I have even completed the National Novel Writing challenge during the month of November which I am very excited about doing, it wasn’t easy and I am not finished. I wrote the first 50000 words, but my heroine is not done with her story as of yet, so I am still writing my first book.
When I used to just talk about writing, I had no idea that I would enjoy it do much. I might not be good at it but it has become a sort of therapy for me and I feel less anxious about life in general. I didn’t fully realize how much anxiety I was living with and my writing has become a tool for me in exorcising out all that anxiety.