When you start on this journey known as becoming an author, you may well be like many would-be writers – very slowly wading into a fast moving river. You look out and see those rapids, the white caps and frothy water that looks so inviting, yet dangerous on a hot summer afternoon. Perhaps you see people navigating the water in rafts or kayaks. You want to join the party, but you’ve never tried to float a river like this.
Where do you start? Should you start? The naysayers will tell you not to bother, or at least, to hold on to that day job. Writing is something you can do in spare moments on the weekend.
So you wade into this whole prospect of writing very slowly. Why put yourself out there, subject yourself to any risks? You dabble a bit with some writing – late at night or…
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