I’ve been thinking a lot lately about being a writer. I currently have two books, The Hunted and Darkness Calls, published on the Amazon Kindle store. I am also currently in the process of writing the sequels to both of the books. As I’m going through this process, I reflect back on the books and a list of things comes to my mind stating all the edits, changes, and just what I would have done differently back when I first wrote/edited/published them.
There will always be things I should have done differently. That’s just life. In regards to being a writer, I don’t associate the things I should have done differently with regrets. I don’t have any regrets when it comes to being a writer. No matter how scathing that part of me that looks at the books and says “Yeah, it would have been better…” is, if I had a time machine and could go back and re-do anything, I would still leave the books as they are.
Mistakes, failures, errors, misjudgments…they happen for a reason. When it comes to being a writer, all of mine have made me a better writer. I’d rather start weak and become strong instead of starting strong and turning weak.