“And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.”
—J. K. Rowling
We are all capable of doing so many things—things that may seem impossible to others, or even to ourselves. Sometimes we say, “I can never do this, or “I can never do that,” but it’s not really that we “can never” do something, it’s just that we haven’t tried, or maybe we’re afraid to.
When I began to write my first novel, “HIGH”, I didn’t know where it was going. I didn’t know what I was about to create. All I knew was that I wanted to start writing it and keep writing it until one day, I finished it.
Writing a novel is such an amazing adventure. You sit there alone with your thoughts, mixing words to tell a story. And as you get lost inside your own little world, things begin to happen, and soon, the story has written itself. But you would’ve never known where the story was going or how far you could’ve written it until you allowed yourself to write, and keep writing.
Sometimes you just have to run that race, make that change, allow yourself to the let the pen hit the paper, because you will never know what you can finish unless you start.
It’s not that you “can never” do something. You can. But first, you must give yourself a chance to do it.