Congratulations! It’s exciting to recognize, admit it, and begin to move toward your dream. You can do it! I’m not a “real writer” although I did publish a book. Thanks to writer’s groups I met through meetup.com, and trial and error, and innumerable web searches, the resources I found most helpful are here, for you.
The bottom photo was clearly taken at the end of the process.
This is what you have to look forward to. The beginning and middle were many different expressions of emotion, more like the cat picture, above. Are you ready? You’ll never know until you jump in there and do it.
Make the decision to do it. Right or wrong, make the move. The road of life is littered with flat squirrels who didn’t.