One of the things I frequently say to people who have considered telling their story for many years, is that they will have a sense of the ‘right’ time. Usually, there is a feeling that they have waited too long to get their words heard, perhaps that others have stopped them from having a voice, or that they simply can’t settle until it’s all down on paper.
However, there is also a trend with some people to do the complete opposite and this is something I am seeing much more often. In fact, chatting to a literary agent this week, it was something she brought up as one of the main problems when people contact her about their stories. The obvious question this raises is, when should you write your story?
The truth is, for some people, it’s just too soon. Read more “What next? Ghostwriting and the lure of the now . . .”