Monday, January 01, 2018

What is Your Write Path?


So here you are, thinking about writing. (after all, it is New Year's day) Maybe you’ve done more than think about it. Maybe you’ve already drafted a novel. Published a few articles. Written a letter to Dear Abby. Drafted a note to your kid’s teacher.

Or maybe not.

Maybe you’re not so certain you can do it. Perhaps you’ve been told it’s a silly idea. Nothing to come of it. Nice hobby, perhaps, but let’s get real, you can’t make a decent living writing. Can you?

CAN YOU?

The thing is, maybe that doesn’t matter.

Maybe you just want to write. You don’t care about a career. You just like to string words together into pretty sentences. Perhaps a writing career would get in the way of the rest of your life.

Or the rest of your life might get in the way of your writing career.

Been there. Done that. On both counts.

And then again, maybe you DO want a writing career. Maybe your goal is to support yourself with your writing. It can happen. Right?

Sure it can. There are ways.

But the thing is this—whatever Your Write Path, remember it’s yours alone. Yours. You can write only for yourself, or you can write to make money. You can write for your great Aunt Sally, and that’s cool too. And as long as you are happy, and you do what you want to do, then life is good.

Truly, it is.

Remember:

Don’t compete with others. Compete only with yourself.

Know what you want. Educate yourself about how to get it. Plan and act. Work hard and persevere. Give it time and whatever Your Write Path turns out to be, you’ll find it.

Or it will find you.


Right now—today—what do you see on the horizon for Your Write Path? I'd love to read your comments below.

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Excerpt from the upcoming release, Discover Your Write Path to Publishing Success, by Maddie James and Sophie Jacobs. Watch for more excerpts and articles posted to this blog ahead of the release.
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