If your dream is to write a book, then by all means write it. Most people don't have the courage or fortitude to follow through. It takes hard work, determination and faith in your talent. The worst thing you can do is never experience the joy of finishing a writing project and bemoan the loss of opportunity.
After researching what it takes to publish a book, most people go back to their mundane lives, defeated and deflated before they even try to write a single word. Fear of success sometimes overshadows fear of failure. Get up, dust yourself off, grab pen and paper, and discover the joy of being creative.
I doesn't matter what I have or have not done. Take the bull by the horns and get on with your writing experience. For heaven's sake, let it all hang out and start writing that novel, poem or short story.
I can't tell you how many times I started with pen and paper to write a science fiction novel just to quit because I didn't think it was time well spent. I was too busy working to feed my family, or so I thought. It wasn't until I started getting my life organized that I realized there was more than enough time to spend a few hours a day writing.
In today's world of word processing and the Internet for research, it has become much easier to write things down and do research all at the same time. You don't need a library full of books when you have the Web. The world is available at the touch of a key. Can't type very well? Buy a touch typing CD and learn.
Ever wonder what you should write about? Look within at your life experiences. Each of us has a mental universe filled with exciting tales just waiting to be told. Dig deep into your passions, dreams, fears and joys. From birth, our brains start storing everything we see and hear. By adulthood, your brain has stored enough information to write many exciting books.
If you have the passion to write, please don't ignore that passion. All to often, we fill our lives with things that are not our passion and before you realize, it's time to leave the planet. It is then, and only then, that it's truly too late. Don't waste another second of your life living other people's passions. It's time to start living your dream of being a successful writer!