We all need to take the time to dream as writers. Without dreaming of being more and doing more, we won’t aspire to be the best that we can be as writers. And this can rack havoc with being successful and content as a writer.
Many writers stress about the future. They don’t know what the future will bring. And because of this, they assume the worse. They think that they won’t get published or become successful, and this can snowball making them feel uneasy and frustrated as writers.
There are negative aspects of every career, and the writing career is no exception. In fact, self-employed writers are the most frustrated and unhappy group of people possibly because they are on their own and they have few checks and balances. However, this need not be the case. You can manage your writing career in such a way that you can dream of being a GREAT writer and even become one.
Here are a few tips to dream and not to dwell on the negative aspects of your writing career.
1. Determine what you would like to do as a writer. Would you like to publish a book, five books, ten books? Don’t be afraid to dream. Don’t be scared or worried that it may be considered crazy.
2. Take one small step today to make that dream come true. You may want to take a writing course, or set consistent goals to complete your one writing project. Whatever it is, take the time to really take that small step today to start gaining self-confidence as a writer.
3. Concentrate on your dreams single-mindedly. Only you can bring them about and focus on them. That is so important in order to be successful as a writer.
4. Don’t give a lot of attention to your worries–just let them go and get to work. You’ll be amazed at how uncertainty becomes success if you let go of all negative thoughts.
By following these steps, you could dream to become a successful writer.
Irene S. Roth
Philosopher, Author and Editor