This is a historic day for me. Today is the REAL first day my novel, Crimson River, is available online. This book is my first ever published material of any kind and it’s exciting to say I did it. Even if people may not know it yet (or care), it’s still a beautiful and partially terrifying thing. For me though, it is way more beautiful than terrifying because this story needed to be told. Which brings me to the biggest lesson I’ve learned in writing it:
EVERYONE needs to tell their story in one way or another.
In a recent Instagram post I talked about this feeling of overwhelming freedom I have experienced having been able to write and publish my first book. The thing about it is though, telling your story doesn’t have to be about writing at all. For most it won’t be. Many friends of mine experience the same feeling in other areas entirely. Some examples of things I’ve seen light people’s eyes up include poker, art, and even beer!
So what can you do about it this May and beyond?
I won’t go too much deeper into specific areas of interest for now. However, I will conclude this point by expressing my sincere hope that you will actively search for your passions. Once you do find them, don’t feel bad about investing in them. Whatever it may be that makes you want to shout and cheer like a crazy person while you create, I hope that you find it. I promise it will be worth your time and, if necessary, your money. Also, if you already have found it, please make sure that no matter how busy you get in life, you never suppress it.
The world truly does need what you have to offer, but more importantly, you yourself will benefit in more ways than you can imagine for offering it.
Thanks for reading and hope you are enjoying the beginning of the Civilands series!