My mood has been up and down lately. I desperately needed good news.
I’ve been writing a novel since last September, and to do so I left the bookshop where I worked; I felt like it was the only option I had. I’ve always wanted to be a writer but my lack of confidence has always stopped me from pursuing my real dream, until one day a story started forming in my head and there it stayed, stuck, wating for me to write it. It wasn’t the first time, but it felt like it was: I had never experienced such an urge of putting down in words an idea.
I’m happy, because I’m doing what I truly want, but it’s not easy. Although I put aside all my fears, they didn’t completely leave me. They come to visit, every now and then; WhoDoYouThinkYouAreNobodyIsGonnaCareAboutYourWriting more often than YouAreGonnaRunOutOfMoney and YouAreWastingTimeYouShouldHaveKeptYourCareer, but they are all annoying in the same way.
My work is still in progress, but I finished the first of the three parts that are going to form the novel; and this is an achievement, since I never took my ideas seriously enough to complete them. The real good news, though, is that someone is interested in using a part of my story for an event, as a “take-away novel” for the audience. It’s a small thing, nothing major, but at least WhoDoYouThinkYouAreNobodyIsGonnaCareaboutYourWriting has left me alone for a little bit.
The only thing I have to worry about now is the copyright. I don’t really wanna put my work out there without protecting it. This is all new to me, so I’ll have to look up for info. If any of you has a direct experience with copyright in UK or simply knows more than I do (which is super easy) about it, please share in the comments below. It’d be really appreciated.