Writing for Beginners...
- "I've always dreamed of being a writer."
- "I've got this idea for a book."
- "My friends/family keep telling me I should write down some of the great stories I tell."
If that's you then it's time to stop procrastinating and get to work. It's the only way you will ever know if the life of a writer is what you really want. I don't know if you'll succeed, but you'll never find out until you make the attempt.
"You will have to write and put away or burn a lot of material before you are comfortable in this medium. You might as well start now and get the work done for I believe that eventually quantity will make for quality." Ray Bradbury.
"As a younger man I wrote for eight years without ever earning a nickel which is a long apprenticeship, but in that time I learned a lot about my trade." -- James Michener
It won't be easy. Take a class. Find a mentor. Join a workshop. And don't give up.