It’s a good question, isn’t it? I mean in our fast paced world, let’s face it, there are lots of questions. But are you asking yourselves the right ones? What do you love? And more importantly, are you doing it? For most people, the first one is harder than it should be, and the second, is far to easy. They don’t know, and no, they’re not doing whatever it is they love.
I can’t answer those questions for you. All I can do is lay myself bare and share my answers with you. Writing, and yes, I am. Easier said than done. There are up days, like today, where I wake up with a bundles of my book sold, new reviews that are five stars. And then there are down days, where I don’t know where I’m going, when, how or if I will ever get there. There being making a living out of this writing gig, which is all I want.
It’s not easy, but if you’re doing what you love, it does help. It really does, believe me. It makes the downs more bearable, and the ups, well they become something magical. I’m not gonna wax philosophy and say it’s easy, or that it’s going to be when following your dreams. But…it does help. It makes other problems easier to bear, I’m not kidding.
I’m an author battling depression, go figure, a struggling, sad artist type, say it ain’t so! But writing helps, I love it, I enjoy getting lost in mythology, magic and lore, and well, you can even forget about the blues.
So ask yourself, what do you love? If you’re an author, what do you love to write? And lastly, are you writing it? No? How about you try that. It helps. Don’t take my word for it, take your owns. Throw some down on paper or screen, see what happens. Sometimes you need to give yourself permission to get lost, to run away. So here you go, here’s your permission. Go, run. Get lost.
Have some fun. Be wild. Do what you love. It’s scary yeah, but scary doesn’t kill. Well, not always. Sometimes what scares us, makes us stronger. It’s challenging, but challenges don’t kill either, they make us stronger. It’s always going out on a limb when doing what you love, but it always seems to be worth it to. Your choice.
Just remember, you have my permission! 😉 Go, write.