5 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Began Writing

Are you just beginning your writing journey? Today, I'm celebrating my 5-year writing anniversary. And in celebration of that, I thought I'd share 5 things I wish I knew when I first began writing!

Five years ago in May, I had a story idea that would forever change my life.

You see, I am a constant daydreamer. And while I'd dabbled here and there in writing down the stories I daydreamed, it wasn't until one specific story idea came along that I began to write with any seriousness. Five years later, fiction is my life. I write it, teach it, making my living from it — and I am so grateful to be able to say that.

I've learned so much these past five years (and I know I still have so much more to learn), but today I'd like to share five things in particular that I wish I'd known when I first began writing as a way to celebrate my writing anniversary with all of you!



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