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When I tell people I’m a writer, sometimes they say “I want to write a book one day, and I will, when I’m ready. ”

Here’s the thing, though: it’s unlikely that you’ll ever feel “ready”.

The only folk I have met who felt ready to write had two things in common:

  • they wanted to write a memoir
  • they were overweening narcissists

Now just so it’s been said:

#notallmemoirwriters
#narcissistsarepeopletoo
#chloeisn’trightabouteverythingyaknow

If you wait until you feel ready you might end up like me, a dummy who took 12 years to write a novel. Don’t be a dummy.

So even if you choose to disregard everything else I say, consider this:

You are mortal. As you are dying, do you want to regret all the books you didn’t write? 

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