I started writing again.
The first line of the first chapter popped into my head whilst I was driving and it stayed with me, persistent and relentless.
The desire to embark on my next story refused to wait any longer. I finally found myself staring at that blank page and started writing out the adventure that’s been playing in my head for the last year. But I had to wait for the right time to start and this is it. The time is now.
I love, love to write.
Within the world of words, I am at home. I am at peace. Whenever I put on my laptop and stare at that blank page I still feel exhilarated. I never know where I am going to end up and I smile as the journey begins in my mind, spills onto the page and takes on its own life.
Recently, I have found that my approach to life and writing has become twinned. They were never intentionally separate. It just kind of happened. When I write, I am Cassie Kennedy, happy to express herself through words but once in a while the fear in the ego pulls me back and makes me hesitate. Keeping the balance between these two personalities, my internal twins, will never end.
But as I took that leap of faith and typed that very first word, I found the belief to write another and another.
I only had to say yes to life.
I had to take a breath and face my fears and do what I love. And you know what? Your imagination is never worse than the reality of the encounter. When you have courage you are empowered.
I won’t say I will never have a wobble in confidence again, that would be wonderfully naïve. But I believe if I can publish a book worldwide once I can make it happen again.
So if I could leave you with one parting wish, I would like it to be this; smile, extend your hand and say yes to life.
The waiting is over and good is always, always rewarded.