“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” -Bikram Choudhury.
Where are you in your writing journey? I am at the very beginning, almost. I would have been a writer a long time ago if I had followed my childhood passion. I won a trip to a local young writer’s conference in fourth grade for writing “The ABC’s of Art.” I was ready to jump into my literary career, but I didn’t. I went into medicine instead. Don’t get me wrong, I am dedicated to and truly enjoy my present career, but the writer has always been there lurking, waiting. Did you veer from your passion from writing? Maybe another career lured you in. Maybe you didn’t have the right guidance in your writing journey or maybe you just weren’t ready, until now. The path to growing as a writer promises to be wonderful, fulfilling, tormenting and laborious all at once. Ideally, the pretty, tidy parts will be neatly packaged into published books. The rest can live here. I’ve heard that writing can be lonely, and probably even more so if you are a foreigner in this new land. So I will share my journey with you and you can share yours with me and maybe we can learn a bit along the way. If we are really lucky, somebody who’s traveled down this road will share some of his or her wisdom here too.
So here I am, at the beginning of my writing career and the middle of my life. I don’t have insider tips to the trade, yet. In fact, I’m still outside of the building, standing on a stack of crates looking in the window and wondering what’s going inside. But I am a wife, a mother, a physician and now a writer and I have a lot to say about that. More importantly, I have a lot that I wish I could have said to myself when I was younger. So I will say that too. I will share what I have learned in my personal and professional lives and how it all inspires who I am as a writer. And if I’m lucky, I will get something published.