DSCF6691c smallConfidence, one of the hardest things to do can be giving yourself permission to write. There is a great deal of internal dialogue that can eat away at your confidence, when embarking on the lonely journey of writing. Is the writing good enough? Where will the story start? What if the ideas run out?

There is no question about having to painstakingly go through the research and planning, it may be brief, but for me this took time and practice. Slowly building confidence, experience, and knowledge until it finally reached a point of the first draft. Like any major first I know exactly where I was the day I began my first novel. At that stage I had no idea where it would lead, or how it would come together, but I had reached a turning point, I had given myself permission to write.

It seems strange, even when I am at the critical end of my third manuscript, in the final hurdle of a disastrous conflict; that I have to remind myself I have the ability to write. With every story I have grown, and branched further out, again ending up in the same situation as I creep on the edge of my comfort zone. I know that when I write this last scene this story is over, at least for now, and I find myself gripped in the knowledge that once this is done it will be another milestone heading further away from where I began.

Of course when I first published my work, I wanted to be certain that I could write another book, so I published the first two books together. I was afraid that I may not be able to write again, I was worried the ideas would all dry up, and that somehow I would lose the ability. How silly this sounds now, as it has become such a pivotal part of my life, and I enjoy it far too much to give it up. Yet still, as I move forward there are moments of doubt, when I have to remind myself that I have the confidence to write.

Published by Chantelle Griffin

The ultimate quest is about to begin. If you love fantasy with adventure and a hint of the unexpected. Escape into fantasy, and the mystical world of magic mixed with adventure. Where you are in good company. Although chose your company wisely. There are anti-heroes, wizards, and a range of chaotic characters ahead. Not to mention dragons. A fantasy world set in an ancient mythical world has to have dragons. Tales of sword and sorcery with danger thrown in. Captivated Chantelle from a young age. Reading until all hours of the night to find out what would happen to the characters. There was just one problem the fantasy world was not enough. The story would finish far too soon. Hidden away in the distant past the life of a fantasy writer began. The real life struggles have been a saga all of their own for author Chantelle Griffin. Originally known as Chantelle Lowe and born in Tasmania, Australia. Her dreams haunted her from an early age. Vivid tumultuous dreams carrying adventure and danger. Took the author into her own fantasy world filled with sorcery and treachery. A story that continues to captivate her writing. If you love fantasy with adventure follow the Legacy of Zyanthia series.

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