Books inspire the mind
Books inspire the mind

I Once Had a Dream

Books have always been important to me,

as essential as the oxygen that I breathe.

And, ever since I was child, I have wanted to write, something, anything that would inspire a reader to get past the first sentence, paragraph or chapter. I wonder now if my friends and family became bored, hearing of my dream, never expecting it to become a reality. Of course, I have made my excuses, saying that life got in the way: work, raising a family then the greatest adventure of my lifetime – sailing the South Pacific.

As we sailed from Victoria to Alaska, and back, to Mexico and amid the dozens of islands in the South Pacific -French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Australia – many new ideas for stories bounced around in my head, aching to be released, entered into a story.

Then when everyone least expected it I began writing. I am no longer the dreamer that I once was. My collection of books is eclectic and includes subjects that are important to me:

In order to write about life you must first live it….Ernest Hemingway

Author – L.M. Wasylciw