Sometimes I wonder what I could have done differently.
I mean, I almost got a story of mine into a movie when I was fourteen (well, not really, but it was a start). I should be famous by now. Life is unfair!
Hum... Let's scoot back a little...
First of all, I never considered writing to be something I could make a living of. Yes, sure, once I was famous I could, but until then it was something you did a little once in a while when the writer’s muse visited you.
Then I was mostly considered as a weirdo when I said I was writing. During some parts of my life that bothered me. And since I then couldn’t bring up my notebook when anybody was present, or talk about it, I limited my options.
I even had a period of surprisingly many years when I didn’t write at all.
And the most fundamental mistake I made was to think that a natural born writer as me had nothing to learn.
What I could have done differently?
Lots of stuff.
But first of all, I’m happy. Even if I had had the option of changing the past, I wouldn’t dare.
And secondly, I can’t change the past. I can only learn from it.
I’ve learned that there are always things to learn and it is fun to do so. By learning I develop, I keep moving in life and soul.
I’ve learned not keep my writing as a secret. Yes, sure, some may think I’m a weirdo. That’s okay. I can live with that. Secret writing will likely remain secret, to what use?
I’ve learned that fame is not my goal, nor money. Yes, I want to see my scripts as movies, but if that was the only goal, I would stop the minute the movie was released. And I know I won’t.
Writing is my journey.
Natural born writer