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Don’t wait.

Today is my third month of writing every day. It hasn’t gone smoothly, and lots of my posts are duds, but I don’t care. I’ve enjoyed the process of offering help to other writers and sharing my fiction.

I only wished I had started sooner.

This isn’t the first time I’ve learned this lesson.

When I was a teenager, I used to write fiction all the time. But I let fear, pride, and doubt get in the way, and I stopped writing for 15 years. When I finally got over that block, I mourned the time I had lost.

So, if you love to write and have a deep desire to do it, start today. Not tomorrow or the day after that. Now.

Even if terror sets in, your mind is blank, or you can’t string two words together—if writing makes you happy, then do it.

Please don’t wait, because I want you to learn from my mistake.