Everything has to start from a first. And with that first comes many obstacles. What will I write for my first book? How will I write it? How will I find the time? When is it good enough to be finished? How do I get my page numbering and tabs and indents to behave? Do I start blogging? Not to mention the many aspects of self publishing that you didn’t even know you didn’t know about. But all obstacles can be overcome, eventually. Even self doubt. Because as writers, we write for the pure joy. Writing is fun. It is play. It is living. It is breathing. And with each book or short story, we are improving – finding better ways to express ourselves and our characters.  And one day a complete stranger might read our words and be inspired, or moved. And that is the best we can hope for.