Writing Book Simulator by guest author Chris Yee

Chris YeeI am thrilled that the dynamic author Chris Yee has made time to visit my blog and share his writing journey. Chris’s new book, Book Simultaor is available on Amazon. It is a most refreshing new novel. Over to you, Chris!

When people ask me what I do, I don’t say I’m a writer. I tell them I’m an engineer. To be more specific, a structural engineer.

I would hardly say my path towards writing has been conventional. I was always interested in creative writing as a child, but academics had steered me towards math and science. I hated reading in school, and writing assignments (research papers, analytical essays, etc.) never held my interest. School had turned writing into a chore for me, and while I enjoyed crafting stories in my spare time, when the time came to choose a career path, I decided not to pursue writing. Instead, I chose civil engineering.

It wasn’t until late in college that I started to rekindle my love for writing. The highly analytical world of engineering had spurred a sudden need for creativity. This is when I started my first book. It was a daunting task for someone who didn’t consider themselves a writer, but it was something I had always dreamed of doing and I wanted to follow through. Progress was slow at first. A lack of confidence kept me from fully committing. I had always found something better to do. Class work. Maintaining a social life. Keeping up with my favorite TV show. I was always busy with something else.

After two years of trickling progress, I graduated from college and got a full-time job as a structural engineer. This is when I decided to get serious about writing again. I began to write more frequently, and in the process, rediscovered my passion for writing. I found a sudden burst of creativity that I had not experienced in a long time. My book grew longer and longer, and over the course of two years, I had written a story big enough to split into a trilogy. It was one of my proudest accomplishments, and I continue to write to this day.book simulator

With every new book, I learn something new, but the most important lesson I’ve learned is how to be a confident writer. When I first started out, I told myself I wasn’t a “real” writer, but now my attitude has changed. I don’t have a college education in writing, but I believe my engineering background gives me a unique perspective. It doesn’t hurt the quality of my writing. It enhances it.

So now when people ask me what I do, I don’t say I’m a writer. I tell them I’m an engineer, because it’s true. I’m an engineer and I love every minute of it. But if they ask me what else I do, I can say with confidence: I write.

Book Simulator is available on Amazon at: www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Simulator-Chris-Yee-ebook/dp/B01NA6P6M6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529590028&sr=1-1&keywords=book+simulator

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