Think about it: Secret to success
From Inkybites Recharge Your Creative Batteries in 31 Days
If you want to be a successful writer too, you need to do these 3 things at the very least:
Being a successful writer isn’t for everyone. It isn’t even for most of the writers out there who call themselves writers.
- Give Up Any and All Excuses—hard to do, yes, but
worth it. Excuses hold you back from achieving things in your life. They
keep you from fulfilling all the dreams you have for your writing. You
only have so much time on this Earth, why waste it making excuses? I
know you’re scared, we all are. But successful writers push through the
fear because that’s what it takes. Nothing worthwhile is ever going to
- Get Into A Writing Routine and Never Stop—Stephen King writes every single day of his life (don’t believe me? Read On Writing).
He shows up to the page. He does the work. Everything he writes may not
be best-seller quality at first, but he knows that’s what revisions are
for. He doesn’t let the possibility of writing something awful stop him
from writing. First drafts are shit, that’s just how it is. But you
can’t get to the good stuff without writing some shitty stuff first.
Routine will help you get to the good stuff, dabble-writing here or
- Push Through—stuff is gonna come up. Life will get
in the way. You will feel the fear. The fear will almost paralyze you at
times. But you gotta push through. You gotta keep working toward what
you want. Feel the fear and do it anyways, that’s the mantra of
successful writers. Adopt it for yourself.
Yes, if you write anything at all you’re a writer, but that doesn’t
mean you’ll be a successful writer. Success takes work. It takes
perseverance. It takes believing in yourself and believing that every
small step you take is moving you closer to your goal.
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Simple, but so true. I need to print this and post it above my laptop. No excuses, establish & stick to a writing routine, and push through. I'm going to keep repeating it!!ReplyDelete
You're likely right!ReplyDelete
Excellent points. I've read On Writing and Stephen says that even on Christmas Day and New Years, Birthdays, he writes. I've remembered this it's so hard to do, though I manage to write during the week, it's the other times I have difficulty with.ReplyDelete