If you’re a writer, like me, and you’ve never been published, like me, why are you still writing?

I’ve written 5 books, but out of fear, I haven’t published any of them.

I didn’t understand what a big deal it was to finish a book until other writers told me, “Wow, I wish I could do that.”

I found this response odd in many ways. I never understood why I finished those books, except that I wanted to.

The truth is, after they were done, and I had one edited, I got scared about showing it. It wasn’t very good, or at least the 13,000 words weren’t. After that it got easier.

I think I need to publish it, not for anyone to read, but to prove to myself that I can do it.

In the next month, I’ll be editing it and going through it to publish it independently.

After that, who knows.

My wife and I started a new life a year ago, but I haven’t held my end of our bargain. I’ve written, but haven’t published.

What good is a story if it never sees the light of day?

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