We all want to make money as writers. But should this be our
ONE AND ONLY GOAL? Writers have many different goals for
writing. And at the beginning, I believe it is important to simply
write and perfect your craft. If you become a good writer, you’re
writing will be bought by many publishers and magazines.
Some beginning writers are quite confused about their overall
goals when they begin writing. For myself, I know that I want to
be a writer, regardless of whether I ever make a living at it. I just
LOVE writing. And I love helping people through my writing. So,
that is my chief goal for writing.
I think when writers have monetary goals and they add them to
their writing goals, they become disillusioned and unhappy. One
of the main reasons for this is because beginning writers don’t
make a lot of money. For some writers, it takes them years to sell
their work. Does this mean that they should feel bad about
themselves as writers?
No, I don’t think that should be the case at all. For beginning
writers, I think it is crucial for them to keep perfecting their skill as
writers and they must continue to write whether or not they sell
any of their work at the beginning.
So, my advice to you is, if you’re not making money as a
beginning writer right now, relax and enjoy the process. There is
so much to learn and you are making progress, whether or not
you make any money. The money will come in time. So, enjoy the
ride in the beginning.
~ Happy Writing!