This isn't the post I planned to do this week, but I wanted to share something with you all, and as soon as possible.
A couple of weekends ago I picked up a book titled 'I've Never Met an Idiot on the River'. It wasn't the title that grabbed me, but the man pictured on the front cover - Henry Winkler, aka the Fonz from the TV show Happy Days.
The book was touted as being about 'reflections on family, photography, and fly fishing'. Not my usual reading material, but this year I'm trying to make a point of reading books I normally wouldn't, so I bought it.
I am so glad I did. Henry is a remarkable man who has worked through adversity to achieve success. He is positive, thoughtful, and inspiring.
Towards the end of the book I found a paragraph that almost shouted at me, and this is what I want to share it with you.
'Don't give up on your dreams; you can and must make them your reality. We all have insecurities and fears. We all have some disabilities, just as we all have some abilities. You should never allow anything or anybody to define you or keep you from living the best life you can.' - Henry Winkler
Do you have a dream?
What's it about?
It's about words and my life as a writer. There are also tips for those starting their writing journey, with a focus on self-publishing, and encouragement all round.