Write Because You Can’t Imagine Not Writing

Caridad Pineiro
Oct 16, 2020


I was a Science Major in college and so my mindset was very much one of if I did Step A and added Step B I’d get Result C. Logical and sensible. It was the way most people saw me as well.

But then there was the artist inside of me who wanted to create stories for people to read and enjoy. Step A.

The sensible and logical side of me said, Get that book finished and published. Step B.

The dreamer in me said, Once it’s published, all will be as it should be. Result C, right? Not quite.

In fact, the result of chasing my dream of being published and having a career in publishing was never as logical, sensible, or results-oriented as the scientist in me wished. It’s been an up and down process and like many, sometimes I wondered why I continued writing.

After a lot of soul searching, the answer was always the same: I had to write because I couldn’t imagine not writing. I would never stop having stories in my head that I wanted to share with people because it’s in the sharing that the stories come alive.

So for all the aspiring authors and my published author friends, here are my words of wisdom about writing:

Keep on writing because you can’t imagine not writing.



Caridad Pineiro

Caridad Pineiro is a NY Times and USA Today Bestseller who has sold over 1 million novels. For more information, please visit www.caridad.com.