It takes a long time for a writer to establish herself and to get
herself published on a larger scale so that (s)he could make a
living from her writing. Writers should not try to rush this. It will
happen in its time and in its place. You can’t force it, nor should
I know it is taking me a LONG time to get established as a
freelance writer. I am doing so many different things to get myself
on the map, so to speak. And yet, despite my trying for a while, I
am still taking baby steps towards fulfilling my overall goal of
making enough money to support myself with my writing.
For some writers, however, luck plays a huge part in this
endeavour. They make the right kinds of connections right away
and bam, they land a huge contract, then another, and then
another. It seems effortless. But is it really?
Well, for but very few writers, the process isn’t effortless. Some
writers just seem to be at the right place at the right time. But rest
assured that this isn’t the norm. Most of us have to hustle and
work very hard to accomplish even the smallest of things.
If that is where you are on your achievement spectrum, don’t
fret dear writer. MOST of us, whether we admit it or not, ARE in
that place, somewhere between true success and some success.
We have to be patient and we have to make sure that we don’t feel
so bad that we are tempted to quit because when we quit we will
DEFINITELY NEVER achieve our true potential as a writer.
So, today, be kind to yourself fellow writers. Know that success
will come in time. Just work hard to achieve your goals each and
every day, and when you least expect it, you will have success and
you’ll be able to quit your day job and become a full time writer.
Until then, enjoy your day job AND your writing life.
~ Happy Writing!