There were times when I used to spend nights jotting down my endless thoughts into a journal. That was the time when I had experienced the first heartbreak of my life. I was in love with a girl from my college. After being together for a year, she decided to call it quits. It was tough staying alone during that period of my life. I tried different ways to help myself move on. After trying a lot of things, I found comfort in writing. It helped me heal. That was when I decided to write every single day for the rest of my life.
It has been 5 years since then and now I never spend a day without jotting down my thoughts in my journal. During those days, I really used to be surprised at the thoughts that kept coming to my mind. I started to feel that I had to share these thoughts with the world outside. That was when I started sharing articles on Medium. I started by sharing my insights about relationships and personal growth. Those were the topics I could naturally write about.
However, there was one problem I was faced with. I started losing my patience level. I couldn’t sit down for hours and type. Luckily, I found the solution to this problem soon enough. I came upon this website called myvoicetotext.com. This website uses a speech recognition technology to automatically type what you speak. Since then I have been using this most of the time. It has saved me a lot of time and I have been more creative with my writing.
Eventually, I started writing for my own blog and on several other platforms for writers. There was one more thing that I started doing. I started networking with other writers. I started going to meetups and conferences. It was great to meet people who had the same aspirations as me. It felt good to know more people.
On one of the days on these conferences, I happened to meet the editor of a small publishing house in my city. I got introduced to him through a friend. His team was looking for new writers. I happened to be lucky to have been approached by him.
A month later, I was sitting in his office for a discussion. I signed my first agreement as a writer that day. They had selected three of my short stories for their new anthology series. I was elated at the thought of seeing my name in print.
The publication work is in progress as I write this article. Soon, I will be able to hold a piece of my work in my hand. I am eagerly waiting for that day.
That is my story of becoming a writer. I hope you found it interesting. Do let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Also, let me know what more you want to read. I will do my best to write on those topics. Thanks for reading!