Welcome to my ongoing series Writers’ Favourite Writing Quotes and this week I have a fabulous contribution from Adult Fantasy author S.Daniels whose first novel, Magic Hour, I won in an Instagram competition and featured in one of my poetry posts too! It’s full of beautiful mermaid mystery and romance! So thank you for joining us and hope you find some inspiration here to spur you on your own writing or creative journey.
My favourite quote and how it inspired me:
I have several writing quotes that I like, but one of my favorites is by Steven King.
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
You can have the struggles in your mind, like can I or can’t I write a book? Who am I to write a book? You might assume people will tell you that you can’t do it, or nobody will like it, because people have a way of being negative. But, like this quote says, with bravery you can do it.
How the quote got me into writing, helped develop my writing style or attitude
This quote changed my attitude about why I was writing. When I wrote my first book I had no plans of publishing. I wrote the book to give to my husband as a gift. I don’t know if I was unsure of the book or myself, but with encouragement from my family, I decided to self-publish. I was anxious about what people would say about the book, but bravery won out and now I am having my second book professionally edited and I can’t wait to release it to the world. So in closing, don’t doubt, be brave and do what makes your heart happy.
What I am writing at the moment/working on
I am currently editing a dark fantasy novel about warrior mermaid clans on another planet, Mermaid Games. I also have the sequel to Magic Hour a Mermaid’s Tale written and waiting to be edited.
If you would like to connect with S.Daniels, here are her Social Media Links: