One thing about being a new author is that… I’m not. I’m just new to publishing. Or rather, no longer treating my writing as a past-time hobby.
Writing is something I’ve done most of my life as a way of processing my thoughts, making sense of the world or just unloading all my creative ideas and expressions. There’s no particular reason why I haven’t pursued creative writing or publishing until now. It was something I’ve always wanted to do but my focus was elsewhere and I always thought thought that ‘someday’ I would do it.
However, I’ve spent years (decades) writing and learning about writing and it is only recently a few life changes have suggested that perhaps, ‘now is the time’. And so, in the past couple of years, I’ve been taking my writing a bit more seriously and have delved into the world of becoming a self-published author.
I know it’s a lot of hard work, but everything worth doing is! Cheers to the journey!