Readers Wanting to Be Authors

I think it’s almost an assumption for many that if you’re part of the reading community that you, in turn, want to become an author yourself. I mean, there’s literally thousands upon thousands of ideas stored up in our brains, and if we want to read a certain story than we have to be the ones to write them, right?

Kind of.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I do want to be a published author one day. Certainly not for the money or fame (which neither could happen, by the way), but because I have a voice and I want to share my voice and story with the world.

I think many of the readers out there who want to be writers might feel the same, but something stops them.

Either they feel they aren’t good at writing or they don’t have enough time or they don’t have an idea, among many other reasons. But I think that those excuses just don’t cut it. If you want to be a writer, then write! You’ll only improve if you keep doing it.

If you don’t like how a certain story turned out or if you have this really cool concept that you’ve never heard of before, or it’s been done a million times, then just write it! Your voice matters.

I started writing a novel and got more than 50,000 words written for it, and it’s no where near complete, but I have written anything since early this year. I also wrote a full novel of 50,000 words, but I’m stuck in the editing process. Motivation comes and goes, but the passion and desire never die. I hope to eventually finish a novel, find an agent, and get published, but I don’t know when or if it’ll happen. I need to finish a story, first!

And it’s the same for those people who love to read but never plan on being writers. That’s perfectly fine, too. Don’t expect to write your own books just because you read. It’s totally understandable and fine.

So don’t let anyone drag you down or convince you one way or another if you’re already set in what you want. I think readers who want to be authors, too, are awesome! I also think those who don’t want to are still awesome, too.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever been questioned as to whether or not you’ll be an author/writer because of how much you read? Or do people just kind of think you won’t do it? Do you think you will? Let me know!

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12 thoughts on “Readers Wanting to Be Authors

  1. I totally agree with you. Writing or not writing should be a personal choice, you shouldn’t feel like you have to do. Having to do something and wanting to do something is different.

    People sometimes assume that because I read so much and blog, that I will write a book one day. To be honest, it feels good when they come up to me and say, “I want you read your book.” or “Get a book published faster so I can brag about being friends with an author” and stuff like that. šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

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  2. I’ve wanted to write a novel since I was kid, but no one ever really pushed me to pursue it. I wrote short stories and poems, but it wasn’t until a little over a month ago that I decided to writing again. With my personality, I don’t think I would be even attempting to write my novel if anyone expected it. That’s just me. I don’t know if I’ll ever get published, and that’s fine with me. Just finishing is going to be a reward in itself. At that point, I’ll be able to say “I did it!” I hope you finish yours as well! I’ll be cheering for you! šŸ™‚

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  5. I have always liked the idea of being able to write a book. I also always thought, I’dnever be good enough, so many great Authors out there etc. But since becoming a bookblogger, I have felt even more like writing. You are right, it doesn’t need to be a bestseller, or whatever. Its just me writing!
    I am very impressed at your writing. I note that this post was written a while ago, so you probably will have written lots more by now. Go you, that’s fab.
    Amanda.

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