~ Richard Bach
I desire to free your creativity like no one ever did. I truly crave for you, the wings of passion for your writing. In order for you to get there, you must throw off all the naysaying voices of your life. The voices that whisper you must be more than you are. The voices that scream you stand insignificant in comparison to others. The voices that flatly state you must possess some sort of degree or pedigree in order to write your book.
Check out Mr. Bach’s quote. For my money, this quote stands as the most amazing, freeing, motivation truth I’ve found in writing. As long as you don’t give up, you will make it. Take note that he did not say, ““A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t think about quitting.” Yes, sometimes you wonder about this craft called writing.
Writing is a passion, a desire, a need. The cool thing is that as long as you stick with it, keep moving forward, keep pressing your talent, your craft, your marketing in a progressive fashion, you will become a professional writer.
The more you write, the better you get. Writing truly follows that path. Want to become a professional writer? Don’t give up.
The writing industry is tough, no doubt. The business of writing kills more great authors than I care to think about. Understand that writing is a vocation. Writing is a paid skill. With that comes a business side you must develop. I do not know of a professional in any field that has not had to deal with the business side of their work. Don’t allow that to detract from your dream. Allow yourself, give yourself permission, and strive for your professional piece of the writing experience.
Bach nailed this directly on the pen, “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” Do you feel like an amateur? Keep with it. Keep writing. One day, you won’t…
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