Sometime last year when the desire to publish my short stories and writings came, there were also a thousand and one reasons why I should neither write nor publish.
How are you going to find the time to write -with your family commitments and a full time job?
Isn’t your life complicated enough already?
Why delve into an area that you are not so familiar with?
Can a leopard ever change its spots?
Why not stick to your medical practice?
Are you sure people will want to read these stories, let alone buy them?
The list went on and on! Oh yes, there was one strange one for which I readily found an antidote:
‘The world will soon come to an end, why bother?’
‘We are to occupy until the end!’ was my response.
I basically took each day as it came. Writing for me is extremely relaxing.,. it is the business or administrative part of it that I did not bargain for. In fact, I never thought about it until I held the proof copy of Beyond the Trial in my hands and then I asked myself..how on earth I was going to sell this book?
This award nomination is an encouragement to me. And I will say that George Elliot was right..
“It’s NEVER too late to be what you might have been.”
So let’s dust those dreams and get cracking…Let’s soar!