A Letter To My Future Self: Are You A Published Author Yet?

Dear Future Self,

I know you’re anxious to read this. I mean it isn’t every day you get a letter addressed to you, from you, right? So, I’ll just cut to the chase. Are you a published author yet?

Wait, no, don’t answer that. I’m not ready hear it if the answer is no.

You’ve wanted this for so long. Even back when you were in college for business administration. You hated business administration. You spent all the time you should have been studying, writing your first book. It was the last thing you should have been doing but at the same time, it felt like the only thing you should have been doing.

It was a scary feeling to have. I mean you weren’t good enough. It’s what you told yourself over and over again, but still you kept writing. It was scary to love something so much but at the same time, conforming to have something that made you so happy.

You spent years not telling anyone about what you did in your spare time. You spent years in college studying a major you absolutely hated because you were so afraid to let yourself want your dream. It was terrifying because what if you failed? What if the safe place you found in writing became an endless route of humiliation and doubt when you realized you weren’t all that good at it?

You spent hours writing most days. Sometimes you wrote from sundown to sunrise, and there were times you didn’t know if you would ever finish. It was tiring and so much harder than you had ever imagined.

But then, you did it. You completed your first novel and you shared your writing with your family and your friends. You wrote articles that people told you they were inspired and motivated by. It was life changing and their words inspired you.

You wrote another book, and I’m sure since then, you’ve written a lot more. Because even if you haven’t been published, I know that your love for writing is a love that will never die. It’s something you do every chance you get. So, scratch that earlier thought about not being able to handle if the answer was no.

If you’re not a published author, that’s okay. Because regardless of if you have a publication that somehow makes you feel legitimized, you’re still a writer, and you still love it with every ounce of your soul, and that will never change.

Love,

Your Past Self.

P.S. The word “yet” doesn’t mean “not ever.” Keep writing. If you’re still alive, you still have time to achieve your dream.

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42 Comments Add yours

  1. This is ABSOLUTELY beautiful.

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much!! ❤

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  2. Kristin says:

    So beautifully written- you really have a talent for drawing in your readers and encouraging them at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much for reading and for the kind words! ❤

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  3. Great seeing your work on my dash, as usual! Love ❤❤❤

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much! Means everything you continue to read! 😊❤😊❤

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  4. Great post. Quite inspiring.

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much!

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  5. Lovely inspiring post 🙂 Def a good read.

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it 😊❤

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  6. msellezed says:

    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I’m in love with your letter, it’s encouraging and heartening ❤️

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you ❤

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  8. lindskor says:

    exactly what I needed in this very moment. thank you so much for writing this. how ironic.

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Awe I’m so happy you read it then. Thank you ❤

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  9. You have such a beautiful way with words..once again – a winner post! Would love it if you could check my blog out..i write a little too 🙂 ❤

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much! I followed you and will definitely check it out 😊

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  10. “it felt like the only thing you should have been doing” 💕

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      ❤❤❤

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  11. wndrngy says:

    Very inspiring.

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you!!

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  12. Sarah says:

    Great motivation!

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you!!

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  13. Writer says:

    Thank you for sharing this relatable piece.

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you for reading!

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  14. Big fan of those who persist.

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  15. I love this. I recently wrote a letter my younger self and plan to write one to my future self.
    I’m glad I stumbled into your world. I’m off to have a look around now.

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you stumbled upon it too😊

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  16. gingersnapps says:

    Oh wow, this is beautiful! Thank you for sharing! P.S I also do business administration and spend more time writing stories and blog posts than my work…oops?? 🙂 X

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Hahaha we have a lot in common then! Thank you!

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  17. Thats really encouraging and creative! Loved it:)

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you!! Glad you think so 😊

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  18. We’re so much alike and that’s why blog because I know my thoughts are reaching out to yearning souls

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you ❤

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      1. Welcome you inspire me 💪💪💪

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  19. So honest and so beautiful!

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much!! Means so much to me❤

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  20. theprovincialgirl says:

    Oh my gosh! This is so inspiring for a starter like me. Im also a graduate of a business course and writing is what I love. I always wanted to be a writer and then I quit the dream. But here I am starting a blog, wanting to write again. Thanks for this.

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      I’m so happy it resonated with you!! You’re welcome, and thank you so much for reading😊

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