We all want to be successful in life. But let’s get real – there’s only so much you can do with inspiration. Create ways that will help your inspiration stay new and vibrant, yes. Most people start their writing careers from inspiration, and often give up when things aren’t working exactly as they planned, or they just aren’t interested anymore. Make sure you are grounded and committed enough to what you are planning to write that you don’t back out after that drive is gone – that’s when you are ready to write.
Whether writing blogs or stories, each technique is a beast. While talent may be a good asset for beginning a major project, it takes skill and hard work to keep it running. You can’t survive totally on talent. To see more on the perks of talent and skill, read my blog, Skill vs. Talent. If you want to be a success in the writing world, it’s best to own up to the hard work you will need to shell out now before you suffer heartache later on.
Although getting published may be an amiable goal, it should not be the end of your passionate pursuit in writing. Doing what you can to scrape by is not a success trait, so don’t bother being the first in your writing group to get published. In the end, you will be stuck with work that got published for the sake of publishing. You don’t want to look back 10 years from now with regret on your first published work. If you have already felt the sting of not doing your best for your first piece of work, rest assured, you’re not alone. And, everyone makes a rough one here and there. It’s not the end of your career - as long as you learned the valuable lesson for the next book. Not every writer creates a horrible first work, but it happens more often than more writers think. So, before you go any further in the realm of successful writing, be sure you are ready to put forth your best effort.
Learning the A-B-Cs of success in writing can possibly help ease the strain of writing, because let's face it - writing is not easy for everyone. We all have struggles with putting pen to paper at times. But there are methods and ways of thinking that can help take out the trash in your head, clear the brain and hone in a focus on what truly matters at the given moment. That's what the A-B-Cs are all about!
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